Visit often and don’t wait so long to return
During the past few weeks there have been many distractions that have prevented me from painting and I miss it. It’s been so long, in fact, that I may have forgotten how to paint.
I began this painting with the beautiful sky and then left it sitting in limbo for a few weeks while I worked on putting my Open Studio Tour together. A lot of planning, matting, hanging, arranging…and finally the weekend arrived with lots of company. The response exceeded my expectations several times over. To the friends and visitors I met last weekend: a humble thank you.
This sky was on an easel display as a work-in-progress in my front room-turned gallery. It was a nice opening for many discussions I had with visitors about how I paint and the drawing and watercolor techniques I use. So how happy I was to return to this and complete it. It’s an awesome mid-fall vista from a wonderful public garden in The Bronx—a place that I need to visit more often. And I will tomorrow, as there’s a second Wave Hill painting that was started a few weeks ago too. It too has been calling me.
Watercolor and graphite
Arches cold press, 300 lb, 14″ x 21″