Retreat update

Almost time for Happy Hour………….but I wanted to post a couple of paintings I’ve been working on here at MsArtColony. Wonderful session. Time is flying by.

Got to tell the story about the first one …gray one. I decided to get away from some of my comfort zones and not tone my canvas or draw anything at all in with charcoal. I used paint from a palette that was drying up and I thought I would get some imagery from something there in the studio. SO, I decided to paint Larry at the easel…….great shapes there I thought. SO I got all ready to go, dipped my brush in dark paint, looked up and Larry had vanished. So I just painted the ’empty easel’. I guess no one but me or one of my studio mates would know but I KNOW. Guess that’s a close to a figure as I’m gonna get.

Encaustic work progress

I got some work done today in the studio on that 24 x 24″ encaustic I had going. It has more cohesiveness now. Who knows what I will do or not next? I’ll mull it over. The photo isn’t that great….it came out dark and with too much of a sienna cast so I manually fiddled with it in PSP but I’m not that good at working with images like this. It’s rainy, stormy, dark today so I won’t take a real shot of it until I’m sure it’s finished and I have a good day outside to shoot it.

I should be gathering all my stuff for colony………I’m just a slug to day so I haven’t done much but pile up some stuff. I think I’ll run to Dallas tomorrow with Carolyn my art buddy in the next town…..go to TX WAX Dallas meeting at the new encaustic center two members have opened there in Richardson. Guess then I’ll HAVE to get to work loading stuff as Monday is the last day for all this.

Wheee…..then off to Colony bright and early Tuesday morning to paint and talk up a lot of art for the rest of the week.

Listening to the Eagles……..Long Road Out of Eden.