November 30, 2008

A trip to Leavenworth WA...

Ken and I drove to Leavenworth WA, an old fashioned german themed town, with our friends the Gundersons on Friday. I was expecting the highlight of the adventure to be roaming the shops but it turned out the best part of the trip was talking with good friends, stopping to take photos along the way and looking at the town lit up when the sun went down.

November 24, 2008

Fall Berries

I'm actually getting excited to prepare for the holidays. It will be fun to set everything up and have my folks come to stay.

November 20, 2008

The weather outside is frightful...

It's raining buckets full today, makes me feel fortunate to be warm and dry in my home. Wishing we lived on a planet where everyone could count on a warm dry place to be out of the weather.
I've noticed something in my painting lately, as the last layers are applied I am not in such a hurry to finish. I'm taking a little more care not to rush and say good enough.
I'm also continuing to read up on composition. Juliette Aristides new book on classical painting has quite a good section on the subject. It's fascinating, analyzing painting based on geometry. Don't ask me to repeat the idea, because while I understand it well enough when I read it, just barely, trying to teach it to someone else at this point is not gonna happen!

November 18, 2008

On the shelf

As I finish small paintings I often put them on the bookshelf to dry. This little guy was fun to do, although the glitter on the star was baffling!
The painting for the show is going very well. As usual I would love to spend twice as much time in the studio but that would mean cloning myself and since that's not gonna happen I'll just have to be patient.

November 14, 2008

Winter is coming...

It's time to settle in for the winter. I know it's still fall but around here when it's wet and cold it might as well be winter. Don't forget to take your vitamin D!