In the summer of 2014 it occurred to me that my painting had virtually been on hold since the birth of my son. I expressed my desire to paint to my beloved husband. He encouraged me to find time somehow to take up my passion again. After a few failed attempts of painting during the day, I realized that the best time to paint, for both my son and I, was nap time.
All of the paintings in this series were completed during my son’s nap time. With a limited period of time, I committed myself to complete at least one painting per day. Sometimes I had 45 minutes, other times I had 2 hours. After 14 6×6 paintings, I decided to move up in canvas size. Lately, I have been working on larger pieces that I can complete in 4-5 nap times.
My goal is to complete 3-4 of these a week. It will be a nice challenge to see what I can accomplish in such a short period of time. Normally, I do not limit myself to any sort of timetable when I paint. I think this project should help me be efficient with color mixing and shape when all is said and done.