Friday, October 25, 2013

That Old Excitment

"After The Rain", 8 x 10, pastel on Pastelbord
Well its a while after Sierra Art Trails open studio event. It was quite successful and enjoyable. As an artist getting on in years, I have cut back on participating in art events and traveling like I once did. I was represented in galleries throughout the west and had an active full calendar with shows, workshops and demonstrations. Nowadays I no longer show in galleries except at Timberline Gallery in the lovely town of Oakhurst some few miles outside the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. Don't get me wrong, I love where I live and while I don't do as much as I once did, I get tremendous fulfillment living where I do. I have my home gallery and studio where I teach classes and private lessons. I enter into a few local art exhibitions every year and love that and I have Sierra Art Trails every year in October. I have to admit I get a twinge for the more active life as an artist so when Sierra Art Trails comes along I feel that excitement. I love meeting the people and talking about art not to mention the motivation it gives me. It recharges my batteries and spurns me on in my creating journey. I love being and artist. I love my career. How many people can say that about what they do? My time clock runs 24/7.
Just a few days ago I painted "After The Rain" and posted it on Facebook when a day or so later actually it was sometime in the early morning hours I was awaken by a dream or thought that came to me ....You have already done a painting called "After The Rain". Oh well, now I have two. Here's the first one.

"After The Rain", 11 x 15, pastel on sanded paper.


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