30x40, acrylic on canvas
One of the most asked questions in my studios is "How long it takes to paint a painting?" I'm not sure if this is a way to judge if I've spent enough time to make it worth the price, or if people just want to start an art conversation.
I usually say something like "Each painting is different and each takes it's own time. Some are done fairly quickly, others take weeks or months. Some that hang around my studio for a while are never done and I take them off the wall and touch them up now and then!"
Glorious Morning is a painting that took it's time to completion. The sky color kept flattening out, the reflections wouldn't cooperate, and I'd get frustrated and put it away for the day. Next day, same thing, and the day after that.
Slowly it came together. Some paintings are worth the struggle, and Glorious Morning is finally glorious!