I have discovered some advantages with this new situation. I have become more creative and I seem to be using more time for research and planning. I started the gecko painting after looking at hundreds of different colors of geckos on the internet. That went a long way in helping me plan the layout and color selection for my painting.
I am going to start a butterfly project in the next few days and I have an long list of Arizona butterflies that I was able to look at online. It will certainly help me to choose the best way to paint them.
I seem to be more diligent and working better when I am in the studio after hours as well.
All in all being "in the gallery" is leading to good things.
Come and see me soon.