There is a mindfulness needed to paint. A way of quieting my mind so I can concentrate without emotions and stray thoughts. It is like meditation. I can't always go there but when I do I'm usually happy with my painting outcomes. These turnips were really hard to paint. The past couple of days have been very upsetting. I feel terrible for all those involved in the shooting in Newtown. My sister lives in Connecticut and knows a young music teacher whose jazz concerts she's attended and whose child was shot and killed. We can try and put a stop to this if we stand together. If you are interested in helping, here are a couple of links for petitions for gun control.
Here's a New York Times article worth reading