This is right about when the Summer Doldrums hit. There's been a very fun tidal wave of company here in Loveland, so seriously, no real TIME for the Doldrums. I'll give you a snapshot or two of my summer and then you can tell me if there's something I should know about YOUR summer.
First up? One of my pups, Matisse, has been fighting Degenerative Myelytis. It's like MS in dogs. I know: CRAP.....BUT.....we had Colorado State University vets order one of those little carts for him! He's very happy and gets around super-well. Not that expensive either....amazing. Taking care of an infirmed pup takes a LOT of time. A LOT, But: How cute is he??!!!
Classes. I've been drawing and now I'm in a Figure Drawing prep class....why? because the person teaching the Figure Drawing class next month needs us to be UP TO SPEED. uh oh......I hope he's a VERY patient person.....
Back in my studio, I've been painting tea and coffee cups. Why? I have NO idea. Here's a color study for the coffee cup:
Here's the canvas in progress. Not done YET. You can see the 2 color studies in my journal to the side. I know, Needs work:
then on to the black teacup piece. Color-Schmulor. Loving this one...needs something. Maybe lettering. Maybe NOT:
and lastly (is that a correct useage of the word?)......I'm planning to put my portfolio of artwork from the last few years into a book form. This involves printing out photos of ALL of it (Crikey). After seeing something that the talented Pam Garrison's into, I decided to look into some ScrapBooking system (new to me) called Project Life. I want the portfolio to be super clean and embellishment free, but this is a very cool system. Just what I need: ANOTHER PROJECT. Thanks to Fran Meneley, I used an ap called Print Shop to have NINTY FIVE little 4x4 prints made. They have very cool, off sizes that are easy to order on your phone from your Instagram library or your regular digital albums. No S--T. I'll let you know if the quality makes it. I have way more than that to print out. Jeez......
Okay, so that''s about it. Even though I owe my people visits on the West Coast, the midwest and the East Coast, this summer has to be all about Matisse and stacks of photos, easels of paint. Hey, why don't you come and see ME???....right here?