Sunday, July 8, 2012
This is a poor photo of a Minnesota shoreline that I painted a few years ago. It was painted on site and refined in the studio. It really was one of my favorites of the North Shore. We sat along the Cascade Falls area south of Grand Marais, Minnesota. I am glad it has a new home in California.
My side jobs really have kept me from being an artists. I do miss it but time is doled out at 24 hours a day. We are not doing any shows this year so I don't have the nagging guilt that I need to get some things painted for a show.
The other painting that left my studio is the barn and silo one. I painted it a couple of years ago and really liked it. My early blogging shows this painting in progress and shows the major changes I made as I developed it into a final work.
The one who purchased it was reminded of his Uncle who use to build silos in the Grimes, Iowa area. He was from the farming community but has lived most of is life in California. He reminds me of my brother who misses Iowa a lot but would never leave California. When he visits Iowa and soaks in everything that reminds him of his childhood.
Perhaps I can get myself back to painting this fall. I will be back substitute teaching but I can maybe get painting worked into my schedule.
Good bye to my two paintings and good luck in your new places of residence.