I have to say that it isn't feeling much like spring these days. I have been in VT for the past 10 days and I am watching the snow falling outside the window. We are at 1,500 feet, the snow was sticking this morning but now it has warmed up to 39 degrees and what was on the ground has melted but Mount Mansfield is under cloud cover and I am sure they are getting accumulating snow. It will be beautiful with the emerging leaves, green grass, and snow covered mountain when it finally clears. I am ready for some sun and some warmth.
I joined Daily Paintworks about a month ago www.dailypaintworks.com. I often had people asking where they could purchase paintings so I thought I would give it a try, it would give people an easy venue to see and purchase my small paintings and it would hopefully give me some more exposure and incentive to paint more and post the paintings. I have always been inspired by the artists who paint and post daily and create an impressive painting each time. One reason I had wanted to join was to encourage me to paint more frequently and to see my progress as the months progressed but I am realizing it is a challenge for me to make that commitment at this point. The two weeks I am in Vermont I am caring for my mother and the other two weeks at home I am trying to play catch up. I need painting to remain a creative outlet and to not be pressured by it. At this point my intention is to paint and post when I can and to hopefully do some more plain air painting when I am in Maine.
I signed up for two workshops this summer, the first with Mark Boedges for a 3 day workshop in June and then with Tim Horn in Maine in September for 5 days. I Think it has been four years since my last workshop and I know I will really benefit from time with both of these amazing artists.
The following is the link to my gallery at Daily Paintworks:
David Marine has done a wonderful job with this site and in one month it has more than paid for itself for the year.
Below are a few small paintings I have done since joining.
After spending over 20 years photographing professionally I thought it was time to explore something new and experience my world with paint and a brush.