Most of the time (before the grand baby anyway) the studio is a quiet, contemplative and therapeutic place. I am forntunate to be able to “schedule” time there weekly when a friend comes to paint with me. We have been doing this for almost 10 years now. As much as I love my time alone (especially in the studio) there is something to be said for painting in the company of others. Small bits of encouragement or constructive criticism are passed. A strong feeling of camaraderie is in the air. Last Friday however, my husband scheduled something that included me looking after two grandkids. Kris and I had only an hour to ourselves before their invasion along with the sound of the hubby and stepson hammering outside the studio door. This is the piece I worked on then…. called “Chaos” and despite the title looks kind of happy. It’s not quite done, but almost. This is large form me too – 24×30.