I've been in a bit of slump recently so I returned to a scene which broke me out of a previous slump in September of 2022. This scene was kind to me before so I stretched a new canvas and painted it again today. My early fall 2022 version is 12" X 12" and the one I did today is 18" X 18". Since it's spring, I also got to paint the yellow forsythia which is visible behind the fence on the left side.
I like returning to paint specific scenes to see how I've grown and also to see what's changed in the scene that I'm painting. Who knows, maybe I'll do a winter version next year!
I'm almost done with a mastercopy that I've been working on for a while now. I started it as a demo for my watercolor class and I'm pretty happy with the way it's coming together. I'm doing this as a monochromatic mastercopy of an original oil painting by a Dutch painter named Pieter Claesz. The original is titled: Still Life with a Skull and a Writing Quill (1628) and is at the MET.
The last mastercopy I did was during my semester at the Florence Academy, but I'm going to keep doing them because it's really good practice. Maybe I'll do a full color one next..