Sheltering in place has caused me to notice how much I like where we live. I cleaned out some of the big planters by the front door and then had the pleasure of painting them twice without rushing at all. Hiding from coronavirus is not all bad.
The angel is a piece my father carved and painted. He gave it to us some twenty years ago and it has stood at the front door with a matching angel all this time. To me it says something like, “Enter this home with peace in your heart.”
I am taking an online course and learning to paint with acrylic on wooden panels. Learning to control the paint is challenging. I wanted to retreat back to my beloved gouache for this composition, but for the first time since I began to use acrylic, I began to see its strengths. I think I will begin to use both mediums together soon.