I want you to know that you've been on my mind. I haven't stopped coming around, just stopped being part of the ongoing conversation. I've had a few interactions in PM with some of you. I have been seeing that I've become very easily stressed and overwhelmed. Simplifying my life is not easy, but giving up some things has helped relieve the pressure. A recent convo with Monkey made me realize that I miss this place.
I've been working- teaching at the college and out of my studio. Playing a few gigs with the country/western band. (yes, we play both kinds of music! ) And every spare hour, I've been painting. Since my last post, I've completed 8 paintings. Different subjects, different sizes. I have been posting them on IG in various states of completion, since most of the people I interact with there are artists and we all seem to appreciate seeing each others' processes.
Also I got accepted as a member artist at a local gallery, which means I get to hang two or three of my paintings at a time and can switch them out if they don't sell. As always, I don't care if they sell or not. (But of course, it's nice when one does)
Anyway here are the finished works, in order of completion from oldest on top to newest on the bottom.
All are oils, but some are on wood instead of canvas.
1) Waikiki Beach Sunset
This is a view at Cape Disappointment in Long Beach, WA. Earlier in the day, the surf was roaring- very wild and beautiful. A few hours later, close to sunset, it was like a whole different beach.
2) Facing Sunset
Same park, me and the BLP running up a hill to catch the last bit of sun over by the North Head Lighthouse.
3) Cold Ducks
This is closer to home, in Port Orchard, WA.
Puget Sound; Sinclair Inlet in the rain.
4) Rest Stop, South Bend, WA
A place along the Pacific Coast where we stopped for a few moments on our way out to Long Beach
5) Into the Quiet
Sinclair Inlet again. I do love our foggy rainy days. And weird little trees.
Also the last painting of 2017.
6) Across the Way
First painting of 2018. Sinclair Inlet again. This painting is one of my smallest, at only 8" x 10"
7) Imagine Moonrise
No explanation, it just is.
Okay, that's it for now.