I delivered a commission today that I spent the last year painting.
It felt great to finish it and see the owner light up upon seeing it in final form for the first time.
A sense of freedom to move onto new projects was present for both of us.
When I returned home the painting's absence in the studio was palpable....the empty easel where it stood for the last year is waiting to be filled again. I get so much from the creative process, even the emptiness is good! Though this time the emptiness is fleeting, as I have lots of work going on right now and can use the space that has been created for those paintings.