Summer Tomatoes

“Summer Tomatoes” | 6″x6″ | oil on gesso board | purchase here

Two weeks ago, I finally got the chance to fulfill one of my painting dreams…taking a workshop with daily painter Carol Marine!  It’s something that I’d wanted to do since I first stumbled upon her fresh, contemporary impressionist paintings sometime last year.  So when she announced that she was planning another workshop, my painter friend Sheila Arora and I jumped at the chance.

The workshop was everything I’d imagined and more.  We spent the week watching demos, asking questions, and practicing new techniques.  And I actually came home with two small paintings that I’m extremely proud of (which is definitely not a given when you’re learning some new techniques).  Carol also inspired me to incorporate more daily painting into my life, which is something that I’ve been meaning to do for a while.

I feel like I’ve been neglecting the painting part of my brain these past several months since I’ve been so overwhelmed with launching my ketubah and marriage certificate business, Ink with Intent.  But now that the wedding season is finally winding down (woo hoo!), I’m ready to dive headfirst back into painting.  It feels good to be back in front of my easel!