"Lake Shore Drive"
"City Lights 2"
These days, I always use encausticbord as a ground for my mixed media works. The board comes primed and ready to go and it is sturdy, made specifically for working with wax. I have a mini works on paper show that I would like to submit to but I had to switch back to using 140 lb. watercolor paper as a ground. I have painted most of these landscapes before, but working on paper gives slightly different results. The practice of repeating the same subject allows me to get to know details even better, altering shape, light and color. I think about how many haystacks Monet must have painted… and then I know repetition is a good thing.
I can only submit 3 pieces and I am not sure if I should use the city scenes or keep all 3 submissions as a cohesive body of landscapes. Any suggestions?
In the past seven months, I have been enjoying city life and reconnecting with old friends. When I was living on the east coast, my primary focus was on my family and the art world, now that I am back in the midwest I have time to renew friendships. Tonight I have been invited to go hear the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, something I haven't done in over 30 years. I am always inspired by classical music plus I get to spend time with my friend. Then tomorrow, I am going to spend the day at a spiritual retreat with another old friend. She is a yogi and she offered me an invitation to attend a Day of Mindfulness at Touching Earth.
I am so fortunate and feel blessed to have an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make them new again.