Warming

[singlepic id=113 w=460 h=280 float=] Warming is both the title of this new small piece, and what I wish was happening here. It was seven degrees (Fahrenheit) earlier this morning and probably hasn't gotten much better, although it is nice and sunny. The painting, another oil, is one of the tiny canvas panel pieces I promised last week and didn't manage to post. The colors look so tropical and festive. Perfect for a day like this! Today I am starting on pretty much the opposite of this piece, a 48" x 28" canvas. This seems more than usually daunting to me right now, probably because the holidays are approaching quickly and I have been working small for the past several weeks. Perhaps that is why I am typing and not painting. Time to get to work.