Friday, January 18, 2013

Metropolis..... a new painting

Elizabeth Johansson
Oil on canvas, 40" x 32", 2012-13

With the holidays weeks behind us and the cold of January settling in, the studio is a good place to be.
Day light is precious when painting by natural light so during these winter months work time gets compressed into fewer hours, but, on the other hand, there is no lawn to mow or gardens in need of attention which means paintings get all the least until dusk. 

At dusk we head into the kitchen, the other place James and I like to be, especially in the winter, with soups, stews, and roasts cooking, filling the room with pleasing aromas and warmth.

But back to the studio, Metropolis is a painting I recently completed.  It is one of at least three paintings in the "ribbon series" that I am currently working on.
I will post them as I complete them during the next few months.
Back to the easel..............