What have I done? It all made sense back in the Winter from Hell, where I conjured up this summer of shows, adventure, and travel. Many snow days enabled painting lots of work for several distant places where I set up shows. Now that its time to get the show on the road, I am rattled by all the details of leaving my apartment and living other places, with unknown outcomes for the finances and participation of others. But they say its good for aging brains to do adventures and try new things. I'm kind of wondering why I couldn't just sit back and enjoy the Boston summer that finally arrived, but too many agreements have been signed, and too many paintings wrapped in bubble wrap to go back now.
I thought this would be the kick off to a year on the road but so far, only the summer plans gelled and I got cold feet and decided to keep my apartment and job a while longer. Just see what happens next. I want to end up in California with my three children and two grandchildren, but the crazy northern California prices and dearth of jobs for old art teachers has delayed that dream. To say NOTHING of the drought out there which is NOT good for watercolorists!
So I will dive into the summer of visiting older relatives in the little bucolic town where I grew up. Wander the wild woods where my grandfather, pictured here, came 100 years ago and started a family that has grown to several hundred people, many of whom still live by the Pennypack Creek, the subject of many of my paintings.
I expect this blog will help me get through the summer and sort things out as I go along. I'm pretty sure there are stores nearby where I can find extra fine Sharpies and Cadmium Red Medium if I run out, since I know I will not think of everything before I go.
- CLASSES 2018
- Why is this Art?
- Oakland Blog
- The Art and Science of Watercolor
- Botanical Painting
- Artful Aging
- Paint supply list
- Watercolor Basics
- Think like an Artist
- MORE Basics book
- John Singer Sargent: Copies for sale
- Learning from ARTISTS
- paint an apple
- Four Cathedrals