I must have been ready to paint again, because I finished this commission in the middle of an unfinished kitchen, while also doing the many jobs and negotiating the chaos of completing phase one of our big house reno. We’ll be taking a breather before we tackle phase two. Phase three is my studio, so the kitchen is it for the foreseeable future.
Pretty much the last painting I did before we lost Adam was a dealer-generated commission based on one of my earlier works. The first painting I did after that long fallow period was a dealer-generated commission based on an earlier work. The circumstances seemed to signal that it was time … and the timing was good. I wanted to do this painting because I knew it was what I needed to jump start the engine: something cheerful and light-hearted. It’s been ages — years — since I did one of these house portraits and revisiting the process was, well, just plain fun.