Inner Peace, 6 x 6
(Intro paragraph updated, 2-17) Above is a re-shoot of the study I originally posted on February 9. The previous shot was taken without my normal photography equipment, and ended up darker and more monochromatic because of a problem I was having with glare on the paint strokes. Comparing the two, it's hard to believe both images were taken from the same study. The colors and values are much more accurate in this one.
This plein air study was done this afternoon in my sister's back yard. Though it was cold today, I decided that if a partially clad buddha can sit outside in forty-degree weather all day long without showing any hint of suffering, I could certainly wrap myself up for an hour and get outside and paint a small study.
Okay, so I didn't complicate my logic with the fact that the buddha in question isn't a real one, but merely a two-foot statue. Thinking too long on such matters can distract one from the goal. Thus, whatever it takes to get to that point, one must act on it. And be with the moment, no matter how cold.