The reality of being an artist

Part of the reason that I have not updated my blog lately is because I have been working at a tech company on a temporary assignment. Many of the people that I tell this to are shocked when they hear it, but it is sometimes necessary to obtain supplemental income. In fact I have been working on and off in the tech industry for years. It is aggravating work sometimes, but it provides a steady paycheck. Most of my days are spent doing mundane tasks, which produce nothing tangible. And after a long and stressful day at work it can be difficult to go to the studio and instantly become creative. I have managed to eek out a few brushstrokes in the last few days. Here is a small painting (20″ x 30″), oil on canvas.