Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Out of Commission(s)!!!
"Spring's Murmurings, Algonquin Park Logging Museum" - oil on canvas 24x18 inches
"The Rumble Homestead, Hillsdale at Dusk" - oil on canvas 9x12 inches
I wrapped up the last of the three commissions that I brought along with me to Rockport this afternoon.... so now... on with the show! Rockport and the Islands call... and I shall jump right into the fray immediately! I finished up the demo piece that you may recall that I carried out... but didn't complete at The Algonquin Park Paint Out. You'll remember... that my painting box caused "quite a stink"... for a couple of people. I shied away from finishing the piece, I think... simply because the "stink made"... put me off when I tried to get back at it.Well this afternoon... with fresh paint on the palette.. I told my Self: "Get over it Buddy! Why lose a nice painting over a petty incident... which is now well back in the rear view mirror!" It's now complete... and I am well pleased with the result!!
Today, I delivered flyers and brochures to several key locations along the River announcing my intention to conduct Tuesday plein air classes in oils during the months of July and August in Rockport and the Thousand Islands! I already have a good number of people who have indicated more than a passing interest. We will soon see! I am excited about the project which will amount to a class from 10:00 am until noon... with a brown bag lunch break for an hour during which time I will present a one hour oil demo. We will then spend from 1:00 to 3:00 pm completing a second painting... en plein air. I am keeping the numbers intentionally on the low side to maximize a more one-on-one opportunity for all. Prices will be low as well... $35 per session... pick n' choose... or four sessions for $125 paid in advance.
I will also be putting the finishing touches on my cedar strip canoe... giving it a new coat of dove grey paint and an odd repair here and there to maintain its lovely looks! She and I will be spending many hours together... wandering through the islands in search of new material and experiences.
I will reiterate what I said earlier. "I" am Home... and FULLY in Heaven! I shall no longer worry much about the "hereafter" because this has always been what I was... here after! I am deeply blessed!!!
Good Painting and Happy Painting to ALL!!!