Today was our Christmas luncheon and here's some of my crew. It's hard to "wrangle" this group but they sure are tons of fun. We exchanged "bad" unsigned paintings in a Chinese gift exchange. I have to say although they were suppose to bring "bad" paintings, they all were good. But of course, what would I expect from my very talented girls. Thanks to all my students for their support through some tough days. Love ya! Now go paint!
This is 2 of 3 commissioned paintings that are headed to Spain. I enjoyed painting 2 landscapes (arches, actually) & this painting of the gentleman reading a book with a spectacular view. Commissions can be pure joy or pure hell, luckily this was pure joy. Thanks, Dennis for allowing me to paint these. And by the way, my bags are packed awaiting the plane ticket. It's in the mail, right?
Everytime I finish my painting obligations, immediately I want to experiment. I've never painted on board until today. What fun. The brush skims across the surface & paints react differently. I painted this from an old study that wasn't particularly appealing but now I really like the view. Might have to paint more on board but it's back to figures tomorrow.