It seems I’ve been a little distracted lately, and not spending as much time on painting, and not nearly enough time at the studio/gallery. Of course, it may be because I joined Sketch Club and although I haven’t been attending every Tuesday, it seems like a lot of evenings away from home. It could be that I’ve been preoccupied a little, as Ahnna has a bone infection in her toe, and she receives direct line antibiotics for a 2 week period. This past Monday, I had a sebaceous cyst removed from my head, and that has been a source of worry. Marcia 2 was in the hospital last weekend with sepsis, and is at home now, but off of work for the rest of the week. There have also been a lot of opening receptions lately, and they tend to be really fun, so lots of Friday nights at galleries.
The Thursday night painting class at Raven has been wonderful, and I’ve learned so much, not only from Lorin, but also from Troy. Troy can look at one of my paintings, and he will know that I pushed the limit on some aspect of it—lighting, color, contrast, etc, so during a critique, he will call me on it and not hold back, which I respect him for.
Tonight it’s off to the studio to paint, and I really need to start the commission of The German Bar very soon. The mini show is looming large, and so I’ve been steadily working on several of those. There are a lot of ideas, mostly for collage and mixed media, doing laps in my brain and stirring up the dust in the air space.