Friday, August 14, 2009

Summer has whizzed by. I spent today teaching in my ranch studio and finishing up number eight of my small studies for the Tiburon Art Festival. My original goal was to paint twelve new ones but I think I will have to stop at ten to give a few days to be completely dry. I am going back to grad school in two weeks and am very excited/nervous. I am looking forward to being challenged and I am hoping to add portraiture to my abilities.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Two weeks until the Tiburon Art Festival. I am only allowing myself to paint small 8" x 10" paintings this week in hopes to increase sales with more affordable work. The above picture is of pelicans on a boat in Quimixto. Since no televisions, phones, or computers were available in Quimixto, I found my favorite past time to be watching the pelicans. They are quite entertaining with their bulky awkward bodies. It was amazing they could fly! In the afternoons they would fish by gliding low over the water then dive bombing making large splashes as they entered. Maybe they were stunning the fish instead of being sneaky.