Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Leaving the Nest

The time has come for us to leave Richmond, this fair city. We are preparing to move to Maryland next month. There are a million things to do between now and then. We will miss all of our dear friends here, who have been so supportive and who are just such great company. I’m sure we will be visiting frequently (take note, friends with guest rooms).

Fortunately, I think our new surroundings will really encourage our creative pursuits and will supply some much-needed positive vibes. We are looking forward to new career opportunities and a change in scenery. I am also looking forward to posting more paintings for your consumption, once we get settled. There might be a bit of a lag, however, while we are moving. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Slump, Pt. 2

Evidently the muse is on summer holiday. My latest painting of a perfectly charming lemon wound up looking as three-dimensional, and about as interesting, as a mailing label. I'm not even going to post it. Maybe it can still be salvaged later on. I guess everyone goes through this from time to time... but it's exasperating nonetheless.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Fun Times

Well, I have spent the past four hours painstakingly choosing a subject, setting up a composition, and slinging paint around. I was elbow-deep in viridian and ochre, killing numerous brain cells with solvent. And what have I got to show for my efforts?

Egads. I think I have got to take a little walk so I don't accidentally strangle anyone.