|"Trouble Brewing" 8"x 10" oil on "Gessobord" c. 2013|
It took a lot of time to finish this painting. 44 hours all together to be exact. It takes more time to do three separate subjects and a complicated background, more than just one subject for a painting of this same size. I thought I had learned this lesson when I did the Christmas manger scene with a kitten, see "Houseguest" from the Feb. 25, 2013 post "Second Christmas. That one took 39 hours. http://tinawelter.blogspot.co.nz/search/label/Christmas
This is when I begin to tell myself I am ridiculous to think anyone will pay me enough for the real cost of my time for such a small painting. I guess I can be happy that I am reasonably consistent in my painting time. I can also learn to choose less complex subjects or paint larger. Always lessons to be learned. Who knows, maybe someone won't mind spending the money.