Painting with friends

As much as I love to paint my houseportraits and as much as every single order is a joy to begin, there are days when it gets a bit lonely…

I can put on HGTV and listen to all the wonderful shows such as Design on a Dime, Color Splash, Landscape Smart,Dear Genevieve (my favorite) and others and the great thing is that I don’t even have to look up until the end, when they summarize and show the before and after!

Or I can put on Pandora on my computer and turn up the volume so I can hear it from my workroom or outside if it is a nice day and I can work on the deck.

Or I can work in silence…

Or I can ask a friend or two over to come and paint with me!  I have one friend who does an occasional house portrait for her daughter who sells house portraits and two other friends who just love watercolor.  We drink coffee or tea and talk and paint!  At times, we look over at each other’s work and give compliments and sometimes suggestions at what might work for the painting and before I know it, hours have passed and I have a finished piece and feel fulfilled!

It’s a great life!