Back in the Studio and having fun
This is a sketch for an oil painting I have been commissioned to do for the lovely Annie Reed. I am very excited, I haven't had the courage to take my oil paints out for over two years now. So when I went into my studio yesterday and opened up the box of new paints I bought myself in Bordeaux, I veritably tingled with anticipation and delight that I had treated myself to so many delicious things.
My mixing palette is 16 years old now and feels so rich and friendly, but the nerves did set in yesterday and I found it hard to start on a blank canvas.