6 x 9 Oil
Our neighbor, Annie, gave me some good advice last week when I was lamenting about my struggles with procrastination.
First, she said to make a list of 5 things to do for the day, and then put two things on it which you have already done! Now that made me laugh. A laugh is always good to improve your mood.
But it worked. I looked for something that was almost done, instead of focusing on what I hadn't done.
"Keuka Sunset" is a painting I worked on over the winter. It is very loose. I played using with lots of color and obvious paint strokes. I used a photograph I took of the sunset through our willow trees, but I also exaggerated this information with feelings/memories of what the colors might have been.
Annie's other suggestion was to go for a walk. "It always helps." I took that advice, too, and it did help.