Haven’t posted newer work in a while. This is one of a series of smaller paintings on panel that have needed to work on to replace sold work. (Darn, could use selling a few of the larger ones, I’m battling the balance between inspirations for larger pieces vs. storage space….)
#1398 Snowbirds. 9×12″ refractured watercolor and poetry on gallery-wrap panel. Poem written for and into painting is: Summer into fall we fly to our other home winter into spring
Mary started out as a friend of a friend on facebook and then took my Painting for Absolute Beginner’s class, then became a very close friend. Shortly after that class, a couple years ago, I helped her create a painting for a friend. I hadn’t realized that she had not had time since then to pick up the brushes. A lot of life had happened. A few weeks ago I went over to help guide her through another painting. This time she has a new home with a wonderful front porch. We have to paint out on the front porch because she has cats and I have allergies.
A little cramped on that table but we make it work.
Mary lives quite a way from me so we get our painting stints in sporadically and yesterday morning I was able to swing by for a couple hours before her grandson’s party and my reception for her to make progress on this sunset.
We weren’t able to finish yesterday but hope that we will do in the next session. She made good progress. Part of the challenge has been vision issues. Mary recently had major eye surgery. She can see colors better now, but the amount of light is difficult for her and towards the end as the sun came over, she had to resort to the shades.
Still needs a little work in the middle, and all the clouds at the bottom need to go in.
Yesterday I sat in the Gift Shop at the 29 Palms Art Gallery, as part of my contribution for having artwork in the gallery Membership Show over the summer. This was the first time I had a chance to see the show as I’d been out of town for the reception.
Lee Luke Pickering room #1
Lee Luke Pickering Room #2
Rear gallery #1
Rear Gallery #2. Something might look familiar to my fans there: “Perspective” and “Arrows”
At the front left is “Hunger Bowl”, a composition for a homelessness fundraiser, that never got picked up.
Last shot of the large gallery.
In the evening I attended the opening ceremony and open house for the new Children’s Mental Health Services Clinic in Coachella. The art on display there is also under review for addition to the artwork for the clinic itself.
Waiting Room. Very cheerful.
Reception area, some staff members and one of the artists.
The main meeting room
A couple short speeches were given about the mission of the clinic.
I must check that the reason my painting is on the easel isn’t because the wire broke!
Secondary waiting area with Mark Anthony and his wife.
At the show at Flagstaff today, a couple came in and didn’t take long in selecting ‘The Forgotten Garden’ to add to their art collection. I asked them to send me a photo of it in their home, and indeed they did before I got back to the Airbnb!