|It's been A Long Day, 18x24 oil|
I'm always looking around for things to paint. Stopping in shops to perhaps find a piece that I can include in a painting. Sometimes I'm lucky, but more often than not there is nothing that inspires me or the cost doesn't merit the purchase. Who would have thought I should find something in my own house; there's an idea! Over the years my family has acquired a few items from various relatives, (mainly my husband's parents). You get so used to these things being around that you actually stop seeing them. The piece that I used in this painting has been in my studio for the past few years, usually with a small plant or two on top.