I've been working in the studio this week with paintings and drawings waiting to begin or be finished. Another Door County painting and wedding portraits. The weather is also perfect for outdoor painting. Here I come....
It feels as though I have been spending more time framing and getting ready for my show with woodcarver Gary Flynn at the Red Horse Gallery than painting so it was especially wonderful to get in a boat with a friend for a good part of the day. While he fished, I sketched with pastels, ink and pencil and took a few pictures.
Couldn't believe my luck capturing a blue heron catching and eating a fish!
There is nothing as peaceful as being on the water. It's a calm and beautiful world filled with color, birds, wildlife, fish and inspiration.
I have been getting ready for this exhibit! A collaboration with a wonderfully imaginative and talented wood carver, Gary Flynn.
In the last month I've been fortunate to take a couple of road trips. One to Door County and one to northern MN. Painting and planning paintings throughout both trips. I've also been fortunate to paint in Shoreview, MN in my daughter Elisabeth and son in law Riaz's new backyard. Beautiful each place and serenaded by different wild life in each location. Fox, birds, bullfrogs, loons, geese, ducks and more.
I am humbled, amazed, honored and so very happy and grateful to all who came to celebrate my year long project with me Friday evening. A count of over 70 from from and near, what a wonderful evening. I couldn't have done it without the "dream team" of so many fabulous friends. A few pictures from the evening......