This is exactly what my life is going to look like for the next five weeks. I hope my family, friends, and you don't get too bored of me while I hunker down and try to knock out these holiday house portrait orders. I have about a hundred to paint between now and Christmas...and...oh my goodness, that's not even an exaggeration! This time of year is daunting and exhilarating all at the same time. It helps that blustery winter starts to creep in soon...I can't imagine being able to muster the focus needed to do all this in the summertime. Perish the thought! Painting in the summer and painting in the winter are two very different animals, for me. Winter morning light is pale and silver. I can fill my days with hot coffee and big, milky chais...which seem to give people magical creative focusing powers, don't you think?
I got my camera! I haven't bought a lens yet, though. All of you Mark II users out there...what should I buy first? I should probably buy some sort of zoom lens, but with my other camera, I pretty much used a 35mm fixed lens exclusively. But I'm thinking I could get away with a 50mm now since it's full-frame, right? Am I figuring that correctly? So many new things to learn!
Well, anyhow, back to work :)