ART IN PROGRESS - "The Antique Shop", in progress @ 10.5 hours

It’s hard to make myself stop painting when it’s progressing smoothly and this was one of those days. In the past, I could easily do art for 6 to 8 hours continuously because I would enter a zone in which those human needs such as food, sleep, and bathroom breaks all vanished. But as my teaching hours increased, the chances to do my “art marathons” became rare. Although I really enjoy my job, I do miss getting to draw or paint for as many hours as I want whenever I want. What I have time for these days is usually 1.5 to 3 hour blocks of time at the most, unless I decide to stop sleeping.

  Mon. Feb. 2, 2015 - “The Antique Shop”, in progress @ 10.5 hours, 22x28in., oil on canvas

Mon. Feb. 2, 2015 - “The Antique Shop”, in progress @ 10.5 hours, 22x28in., oil on canvas

In today’s session, I primarily finished sketching in the shelves on the right but you can also see that I’ve already begun painting a couple of the objects. (I’m going to make all those vases shine like *bling* *bling* *bling* *bling* *bling*!)