September 25, 2006
September 24, 2006
September 21, 2006
September 18, 2006
I arrived home from my annual artists retreat with my dear friends the Painters of Bumping Lake. This was our fourth or fifth year up in the mountains painting and as always it was HEAVEN. I was able to get six paintings done and loved the concentrated work effort. It wasn't all work though, because we spent time roaming the woods and eating too much fabulous food.
Now that I'm home I'll photograph the paintings I finished and get them up here ASAP.
September 11, 2006
OK, last time I wrote about September being my favorite month, I forgot to mention that this is also the month when the sh%# hits the fan. New beginnings at every turn. It's all very exciting, but I get sensory overload and start talking like an imbecile because my brain is struggling to keep up. While I'm thrilled not to be in my teenage years like my kids are, there is a definite benefit to the energy and resilience that comes with that age.
Wednesday is the first day of my artists retreat with all my best art buddies. I can't wait to get there, no phones, no radios, no TVs. Heaven.
September 4, 2006
Here is another in the series of master paintings I'm copying. There is so much to learn about brush stroke, values, color...
I will be 1oo years old before I finally paint with ease, if at all.
I planted miniature pumpkins in my garden this year, they are already ripe and ready to sit in a still life set up. When the gourds start showing up at the fruit market I will be so excited!