I have decided for the Howe show to take the large Cranberry Bog painting shown in an earlier posting, and this one --
|When Summer Turns Gold 18 x 18 oil on canvas|
The above was a rather pivotal painting for me -- it was the beginning of my stretch away from realism in my landscapes, as I began to open up and loosten up.
As for the NJ Gallery, it is hard to know what to take because the work she handles seems to be all over the place. She did request a few specifics, and I will take them, including this little triptych
Another one I plan to take is one from last year which I just totally reworked, and I am much more satisfied with it. In life, it is not as dark as it appears here on the bottom half, and the blue sky not quite as fake a blue..
"The Breezes, Awakening our Faces" 30 x 30 oil on canvas
So yet again, I am preparing to go away from home and studio. This time to go to the NJ gallery, and over the weekend to celebrate grandson Nate's fifth birthday. Still besotted by knights and castles, he has opted to return to Medievil Times, a show and restaurant in Lyndhurst, NJ, where he can see knights actually jousting, and eat food with his hands, served by "wenches." (When we were in NC this Thanksgiving for a family reunion to bury my father in law's ashes, at the cemetary, Nate whispered in an awesome tone that "Knights are buried here!" because he saw grave markers with the Celtic cross on them! ) Then I am babysitting Monday while my daughter and husband go to the opera, and then back home.