It’s my birthday. I’m old. And I got in the mood to paint because I want the white of that canvas gone. I started working on the countertop and the reflections, and then I got real motivated to get rid of that cursed blue on the wall. Oh it felt so good to finally cover that damn blue. I used a lot of raw umber and it completely changed the mood of the painting – for the better. I put in two hours today so far, and last night I may have put in an hour. I’ve been having difficulty getting in the mood to paint. I had to stop working on this painting 6 months ago for personal reasons. It is taking some time to get back into the sensitive mindset needed to create professional paintings. But it seems like the more I do paint, the more I get motivated. Slow start, but I gradually will work my way back in. At least I hope that’s my pattern, because I have a lot of painting I want to do this year. It’s time to get noticed.

By Cody Deegan

Cody Deegan is a life-long artist versed in drawing, painting, sculpting, and design. He studied filmmaking and character animation at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles as well as figurative oil painting at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.

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