As the month of July winds down I realize this is my first blog post in 6 months. I was on a good steady routine of once a month but I guess it was time for a blog break. It has been a hot summer seemingly throughout the country. It has been pretty brutal for us in Western Colorado. Hot and dry. As I sit here writing, there are clouds above and thunder and I pray for rain. This painting is titled Rain Dance. It is a vibrant 30 x 30.
This summer I completed an online expressionism painting class with Ardith Goodwin and Shauna Meiri. (Two artists in Mobile, Alabama with distinctly different styles but both amazing artists nonetheless.). I also finished by first ever commission. Two pieces measuring 24 x 36. You can see them at the bottom of this post.
My studio which I moved from the spare bedroom to the garage has been hot so I have taken to painting outside on my deck in the evenings. That has been pleasant. I am looking forward to crisp fall days and time back in my studio for sure.
Big plans for me in early 2019. I am planning to take the month of February off to travel to India. This has been a dream of mine for many years and for the last 3-4 years I have been planning. I am beyond excited about it. I think i will travel with paper and a watercolor set to document the textures and colors of India. It will be a challenge to go a month without income so anything that I sell between now and then will go towards keeping things afloat while I am gone. For that reason i am offering a 20% discount on all pieces on my website. The prices in the store include shipping within the US. I do have some updating to do on my website.
The wind is picking up. It is looking like rain. I would love one of the back east storms where it rains all day long or maybe even for 2-3 days. Bring it on.
Thank you for reading!