Yesterday was AWESOME! Yes, quite awesome because I got to work all day at the office. What is good about it you ask. Well, I will tell you, WINDOWS! Yes, after 30 years of no windows we now have windows and yesterday was sunshine all day long. I couldn't be happier about that. I got a lot done with a lot more to do later this week. After several years of not doing Christmas cards for the business I am gearing up to do them again. That will be a lot of writing but well worth it to our customers.
Last week I took yet another art workshop with artist Derek Penix. This will probably be the last class I take with him. He is so, SO very talented but he is young and I think he is still searching on where he wants to be in his art journey. Maybe we all will be searching forever. The first class I took with him I was terrified and the last time I was in his workshop I left so frustrated and angry that I wanted to quit painting. Actually, last time he painted so much on one of my canvases that he should have signed it. This time I felt really confident in my ability and where I am in my journey.
This painting is what he demoed for us and the less he put on the canvas the better I liked it. Oh I kept saying SOLD. He kept putting more paint and it was better.
I don't think it is finished but I so loved it. I own several of his paintings I don't really need another...
Anyway, this is what I did on the first day and I have to say I love it. It was from a picture when The Hubby and I took the Fall New England tour a few years ago. This was a beach in the Acadia National Park. I tried to paint it but ended up using a palette knife on most of it. LOVED IT!