Class Notes: We're Painting While the Sun Shines

Summer goes by so fast.
We hang on to every day like we are grasping is from the jaws of death. As August begins I already feel a change in the air - oh so slightly - it reminds me that Fall is just around the corner. The painting class has made the most of the beautiful weather by painting out all over town: at the golf course, the wetlands, the college campus; we dodged rain drops, the college track team, and mosquitos but were rewarded with views of deer and beaver at the river, rainbows after the rain, and beautiful sunsets.
I have used the time to paint small pieces, 6"x8" and 8"x10", focusing on shapes and large scale brushwork. It doesn't hurt either, to work a small format piece when you end up with only 1/2 hour to do it. The top piece, from one afternoon at the marsh, was barely dry when I put it into a frame and delivered it to the LaVeta Fine Art Gallery; it sold with in the week.

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