Well, that's not exactly true. What I do have are three pieces ongoing which are very nearly finished.
The Expressive Seascapes course with Pauline Agnew is drawing to a close. Truly, I believe I could take the course every year and glean something new from it. It is that good. To the right, a corner of a large abstracted seascape in moody cools. I keep sneaking into the studio to smile at it. Do you sneak up on your art, dear reader?
It was my goal to get to the coast during this course. To sketch the motion of the waves. To breathe the salt air. Instead, I have been following the story of The Flying Tortuga Brothers, two artists who were just awarded the annual residency in The Dry Tortugas. after a brilliant, year-long campaign to take home the residency prize. Astounding!
To the left, a corner of an abstracted aerial waterway view in the style of Barbara Rae. She does masterful things with acrylic paint and abstracts in a way that makes my heart skip a beat.
As summer expands, we enter the glorious season of Cancer and Leo and fiery birthday people (like myself - you guessed that, right?) and there are weirdly wonderful celebrations planned to mark the occasions without crossing the moose-antler/two adult cats/manatee distance divide common in gatherings right now. And some of those people will receive gifts of, well, art. To the right, a little glimpse. Shhhhhh! It's a secret.
Blogger, painter and shenanigater will be off next week to enjoy some family malarkey, which may or may not include spaghetti on top of pizza. Ttfn.