Quietly painting away

It’s been a busy week, and though I had intended on posting the first couple of paintings of my 100 for 100 by now, I simply got caught up with minor site updates, working out shipping details, day job, kids, errands, sleep (when I can)… life.

This is the real challenge – to organize my time, making more time to paint. Making painting simply a larger part of my life.

That said, I have managed to find some time to paint into the late evening hours this past week. In fact, there are three works that will be available very soon to kick start this project. One painting is something for dog (especially westie) lovers, another is something for old truck enthusiasts, and the last is a new fish painting I was playing with. It’s been a little difficult to get the momentum going, but I am starting to feel it. Or perhaps that’s just the effects of the coffee I am feeling.

Anyway, until I finish and add those works, I wanted to post something this week, so I thought I would share some trivia on the above painting, which I am adding to my selected portfolio as another example of my work. This particular piece, Violin Study, holds a special place in my heart as it was the first collaborative, with my then fiancé, Mrs. Peartree, and was created as a gift for her sister and her family. It was a fun project to work on together, and I think it’s almost time to convince my wife to trade the pen for a brush once again.