We returned from the show in New Hope at
10pm last night. I had high hopes for this show
and it did not live up to my hopes. It is unfortunate
because I really like the area. I was able to work
on my commission which has turned out nicely.
I want to spend about two more hours on it and
its finished. Linda is looking ahead to getting the
garden cleaned up for Porchwalk which is Oct.7-8.
I am actually going to be home this year, I will
be demonstrating so plan on stopping at the studio!
It is also time to start thinking Open House. Nov. 18-20
Linda has her "to do schedule" printed and taped up
in the office so I know I need to paint, paint, paint!
Below is my next large painting. A wonderful still life
with strong shadows. I think you will enjoy watching
the progress on this one. Feel free to send questions or
comments. Remember I hand draw my pieces. I like
that it is not perfect, there is a human quality to my work.
I get enjoyment from the drawing process. Ii gives me
an extra connection to my painting. Drawing requires me
to really look, to see all the intricate details. I have 5 hours
into just the drawing. I also started the backgrounds first washes.
First yellow Ochre ~ dried hard. Then Payne's grey around...
dried it, and where it needs to be warm, I added a touch of