Anybody remember this one?
This is what happens when three Christmas commissions and a complete website rebuild get in the way of your painting. No work done until sometime in February.
So yes, we are coming along and I will take advantage of the icky weather we are supposed to have through Sunday to get a lot more done on this one. It is the first of a planned 10-painting series of lily pads on the Mill Pond (located conveniently behind my house) which appear to be floating in clouds in my reference photos. The photos themselves are pretty monotone, so I have complete freedom to be creative in adding my colors.
In the “other news” department, I entered three paintings for another show at Tall Grass Arts Association this spring. We’ll see if any get juried in. These paintings are from the first lily pad (actually lotus) series I did in the early 1990’s. I originally painted 16 of them, but 12 are sold leaving me 4 to play with as show entries. The entry limit was 3, so that’s what I sent. They are radically different from what I’m doing today, but I love the fact that Tall Arts doesn’t care how old something is as long as it’s good. So many of these group shows nowadays only accept entries that are 2 or 3 years old, which to me is a darn shame. They miss out on a lot of good stuff! Here are the three–