Busy, busy, busy, busy, busy…

While I admit the economy has certainly impacted my sales, it seems the schedule – at least for the time being – is still firing on all cylinders. For an artist, that’s a wonderful thing!

So, to begin with…For those of you hoping for my early demise so your art might go up in value, I regret to inform you that I made it through my excursion to Wyoming without getting shot by angry locals, or getting eaten by bears. Better luck next time! Meanwhile, my days in Wyoming were filled to the brim with beautiful scenery, and wonderful people (but not necessarily the other way around, as the picture of these three hooligans below would indicate!).
In addition to teaching for the SKB Foundation’s annual artist’s workshop in Dubois, I found time to paint on location around the Tetons with fellow artists (David Slonam, and Caleb Goggans above with yours truly). I also managed to get into Jackson during the town’s annual Art Festival, to harass some of my peers as they participated in the annual quick draw event on the town square (which, by the way, is FAR more dangerous than messing with the bears!). All in all it was a wonderful time, and I returned home having made several new friends, and having been inspired to hit the easel with gusto!
The following week I exhibited with the Carmel International Arts Festival, and was fortunate to once again receive an award. This year I received the Mayor’s Choice Award for my painting “Hover,” and an invitation to participate once again in next years juried event. They must be real gluttons for punishment!
The next week had me teaching a workshop with Artistic Designs Gallery, and then it was finally back to the easel for some long awaited studio painting time. Here’s the latest…

“Maggie and George” (dog portrait commission)

Lady In Red #2″ (for the Master’s Gallery, Waterfowl Festival, Easton, MD)

Thanks for checking in, and keep your eyes peeled for the next update – involving barn painting, figure painting, and a bit of inhumane torturing of new art students, MMMMWWHHAAA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!

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