The other day I received that wonderful call from the gallery telling me two of my paintings had just sold. These are part of a group of work I had just delivered there. This watercolor called Flare (left) 30 x 24 was painted this past winter while in that grand studio space in Maynard and is the start of my floral series. This same work was accepted into the Rhode Island Watercolor Society's Floral Fantasy show in February 2010 juried by Mim Fawcett, Director of the Attleboro Arts Museum. The Color of Morning (below-right) is also watercolor on 300 lb paper measuring 24 x 24 and is a new technique I developed as described in an article for The Palette Magazine called "Paper to Canvas". The actual painting is not behind glass but is well protected by a special medium. If you are interested to know more please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am so grateful to have these paintings adopted and on their way to a new home.
The day calls: the studio needs to be organized, the post office visited, art supplies unpacked, more paints to order, work photographed and paintings painted. If I could describe my thoughts in a series of paintings of attending to the day it might look like this:
My period of indecision is over---I a[m] going west...it can be quietly--naturally...It is what I want to do for my work-and I have been so very well after the summer out there...the country seems to call one in a way that one has to answer it.
I am back to the east coast and eastern standard time. My trip to New Mexico was an amazing adventure like riding the high seas in a small boat. I spent lots of lovely hours in Albuquerque with my brother and his family, my dad and my husband. Then to Taos for an intense time of painting and meeting fellow artists. After that it was on to Ghost Ranch with friends from Colorado. We explored O'Keeffe country and vowed to return next year and spend more time in this inspiring land. From there we traveled south and saw many wonderful galleries and museums in Santa Fe. And by Sunday upon returning to Albuquerque I was lucky to have more time with my brother, sister-in-law and nephew. I want to remain in the time zone of the land of enchantment.