Instead of going to a far-off tropical location for Spring-Break, I have been in western New York, painting away in my studio. I have a little under one month to finish my “Tradition” painting and deliver it to the Oxford Gallery by April 14th. One of the most prominent objects in my painting is a bouquet of flowers – hydrangeas, daffodils and roses. I decided to spend the last couple of days, working on one of the bunches of hydrangeas. I had only roughed in the flowers in the underdrawing, and didn’t include much detail. So, in working on the actual painting of the hydrangeas, it was pretty slow going, since I was also drawing in each flower in paint. Over the last four days, I spent about 15 hours getting that one bunch of flowers to a reasonable level of finish. I’ll move on to other flowers for now, and come back to these flowers at the end if I need to.