It has been a lovely five day weekend from my day job. Most of it was spent doing 4th of July festivities. However, yesterday and today were mainly devoted to painting. I realized, however, that my work does not lend itself to full days in the studio. My thin, watered layers of paint take sometimes several hours to dry. This means I paint for an hour and watch it dry the rest of the day. Of course, I have several canvases going at once, but the situation remains. As much as I have enjoyed entire days to paint, I think my 2 hours every morning before work can be just as productive.

On a side note, as I watched paint dry I finished rereading Tom Wolfe’s The Painted Word, which was well worth the down time from painting.