I'm BA-A-A-ACK and in my studio

I can't believe it's been almost a month since I've last blogged. With Thanksgiving and now the other holidays fast approaching (while running a restaurant), time has flown.

I am now in my own studio..in my own house. I had it painted a rather lime-y green. At first I hated it, but it has grown on me and today was my first day working in it. The color does keep you awake! See a couple of pictures of it below.

So today I got started on 2 new canvases. They've been sketched out for a couple of months just waiting for that first coat of paint. They are both 12" x 24" and are in oil.

One is an Illinois farmland landscape. The soybean fields turned an extraordinary gold this year. Below is the landscape at 3 different stages from today's work.

The other is a still life with a different perspective. I like taking an otherwise boring still life, and looking at it at a different angle. Three pictures of the still life in different stages follow.