Spring_daffodils8 x 10 oil on gessoed board.  SOLD. Go here to see all my auctions.

You know I’m working from a photo when I’m painting daffodils in July.  What can I say–I ran across the picture and couldn’t resist.  The real advantage for me of working from photos is that I have fallen into the habit of painting late at night, after all the good natural light is gone.  I could do an elaborate set-up in the studio for still life paintings, but there’s really nothing quite like sunlight.

Speaking of light–I’m off to New Mexico for a short vacation, and I’m packing my paints.  I hope I get a chance to set up outside somewhere and enjoy that glorious Southwestern light!