People often ask me, “How long does it take to do a painting?” It varies greatly, from the occasional one-day wonders, to the pieces that never do get finished! I guess the stats tell this story, though: I sold 51 paintings last year, so I apparently complete on average one per week. Of course, that doesn’t count the fails (which we like to call “learning experiences”).
This video documents a piece that was painted in one day…while my son Jonny Nelson taped the process. The fast clips and energetic music are an accurate representation of what goes on in my head while I’m painting “in the zone.” More about that in another post. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy the short video!