Some red wine, a thunderstorm, and the framing of a newly finished painting. That's what I call a nice evening.
"Phial of Galadriel" 2012, oil on paper, 11x14.
The paint looks smooth from a distance, but up close it's very rough. There are about 6 layers of paint in most areas, some fingernail marks here and there, and brush texture from the priming of the surface underneath the oils.
And finally, there exists a photo of me in the studio! Complete with my favorite coffee mug.