Late last spring I was given an opportunity to do a large painting when a friend of mine in Ann Arbor commissioned me to do another painting in the Southbury Trees series of art works that depict trees along a horizontal expanse. As I planned the painting, I decided to take still photos of the painting as I worked to build up the composition using my iPhone and a time-lapse video app.
As I worked through the summer and into the fall, I continued to document the process of doing the painting. Hand-holding the camera created additional movement as did the repositioning of the equipment and supplies on and adjacent to the easel.
I completed the painting just prior to my deadline. I packed the piece and Laurel and I drove the painting to Michigan and hung the painting on Thanksgiving morning before heading to my sister's house for Thanksgiving dinner with family.