My absence was due to a number of mitigating factors – working the night shift which was when I traditionally paint; a studio so full of clutter that I get distracted and claustrophobic; a multitude of projects around the house; sheer laziness and ennui.
With construction of the storage shed almost complete – I still have to install a window and shelves along one wall – I was able to de-clutter the studio. It is still a mess, but at least my work area is clean.
I wasn’t in the mood to rush into a complex work – so opted for a local scene. Loose brush strokes, heavy application of paint, and reckless abandonment.