Summer is winding down. The kids are back in school. Painting is now proceeding uninterrupted :-). Break has been both work productive and vacation broken. There are now new completed works and many in progress.
In June, I was juried into Visual Art Exchange’s SCOPE: The Southern Landscape and was very honored to receive the Brancato award for my piece Passages (2015). Passages is a piece I think of often and really enjoyed painting. When I revisit it, the idea changes as has the place it was inspired by. They are not really comparable anymore, but where I pull the idea from in my head has changed just as much :-).
I also finally had to address the de-laminating plaster ceiling in my artroom. It was not as time consuming a task as I thought it would be. It is actually taking more time to remove the wallpaper from the plaster than it took to take down and replace the plaster from the lathe. So funny.
My favorite piece in progress at this time is an interpretation of a house in Goldsboro, NC. It is moving along nicely, but I keep changing in my mind whether is is a re-imagining of the past or a clean-up of the future. It makes all the difference :-). Enjoy the images!