At the beginning of October I set myself a goal of five new paintings this month. Then I promptly did nothing for 20+ days. At least I was consistent. Waldo counts as the first of the five, and a couple nights ago I dug out all the panels and canvases I have started but never finished - pieces with a background I liked but then couldn't decide where to go next. I have quite a few. Or rather, I HAD quite a few. Here is Vermont, in all its painted glory:
And here is a saucy apple:
And Waldo's friend - her name is Celeste (because the background looked mighty celestial to me, in a green sort of way):
Finally, to round out the bunch and hit my goal of five, this one is my favorite. The panel was a fresh one and I thought I was painting a background that I would add to later. It's pretty down and dirty, but I love the way it looks as is. Based on the weather we had last week, I'm calling it October Snow:
I expect to waste a lot of paint and canvas while getting back in the swing of things, but I gotta say - there's nothing better than going to bed at night with dried paint all over your hands.