May 22, 2010. Since that tragic day I have done no painting but, I have learned an enormous amount about medical care, insurance, the trauma a human body can endure and unfortunately our legal system.
Today I decided to do a small pastel from our front deck while sipping my morning coffee. Using a 6x9 sheet of Wallis paper I was struck by the number of lush greens and high contrast created by the upcoming sun over our pond. I set myself a goal - inspired by my online painter friends on face book, I will ATTEMPT to paint one 6x9 pastel of that same location from July 31st to August 31st. If I get them all done it will be a miracle. Here is today's painting.
I have also entered "The Sketchbook Project" sponsored by the Art House Co Op. This event is a traveling art exhibition. In short - I have been sent a registered sketchbook that I have to complete within my chosen theme by Jan 2011. The books will all be cataloged and published online. The show will travel to various parts of the country including Portland Maine. I have a Blue covered moleskin sketchbook and my theme is "If you lived here..." Stay tuned.