I'm working on a commission
and at times I need a break from it for various reasons. The reasons differ,
depending on the need. The particular piece I'm painting has required additional
During a break, there is always yard work or some other chore to do, of course.
But if the chores aren't too pressing, I can pick up an unfinished painting from my studio corners to bring something to completion. That helps my outlook, especially if a bigger project is weighing down on me.
(left) "Pink Blouse" Oil 8"x6"
©2014 Diana Moses Botkin
Each of these two pieces shown here have gone through at least a couple of stages to work out the kinks. (Some paintings do, at least in my experience.)
They both had been set aside, needing something. Now I can finally feel that the finishing touches have been added.
(left) "Red Bow Tie"
©2011 Diana Moses Botkin