Friday, December 24, 2010

New Painting

               12" X 24"    Making Applesausce
As 2010 comes to a close  and goals are being made for the new year, I am taking the time to inventory this year's progress.  As most of us feel that we could have been more ______ fill in the blank, I do an actual inventory of what I have painted.  This week I drove up to the Gainesville area to pick up the remaining paintings that came back from the summer gallery in Kennebunkport, Maine.  It was like seeing old friends again.  There's something special about seeing your work after a long absence because the good and the bad jump out at you.  So as I close this year, I am somewhat satisfied with my work.  This piece is the last of this year's work, and as always, I go back to subjects of home and memories of North Carolina living.  I love painting Mason jars and translucent or transparent objects.

I sincerely thank all of you that have followed along with me this year on the blog and I promise I will do a better job of posting more regularly (one of my goals for next year).  My second goal is to conduct at least four workshops along with my regular teaching at home.  The last big goal is to put together information and images for at least one national publication.  Best wishes and have a wonderful holiday season.
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