My Upstairs Studio Blog

The Butler Window The Butler Window

It’s been a busy week with some unexpected twists that have kept me from my studio more than I would like, so I got nothing!  I’m currently working in two paintings, but neither are yet complete.

My painting of the Butler Window, which is 36×30, is taking much longer than anticipated.  Painting bigger doesn’t just require more paint; it requires more thought and effort.  Small errors in perspective can be obsurded in a smaller painting, but stand out in a large one.  Skies become expansive, shadows require much more attention, small things aren’t so small any more, and sometimes there’s a block (mental not physical).

So I started a second painting to allow me to move the Butler Window to my sub-conscience for further analysis.

Edinburgh Street Edinburgh Street

My mind always seems to return to Scotland.  For some reason, the streets of Glasgow and Edinburgh and Oban and…

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  1. Thanks for reposting!

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