An Artistic Ritual
There is a contentment that I feel once I have my painting area perfectly situated.
My jars of water are perfectly placed next to my feet and side table for easy dipping access , the paint tubes I felt inspired by within reach, my two trusty butcher trays, my brushes lined on a cloth, and my drink of choice that day, usually a strongly brewed coffee. That simple ritual of getting everything in it's right place launches me off into painting sessions that will gladly take me away from the world for few hours or an entire day.
It's a good day when it all comes together and I can start creating my next favorite painting.