I was finally back in the studio this week, after breaking my 5th metacarpal in my right hand in a couple places, and having to have surgery to screw it back together. What an ordeal! But it's encouraging to see my time being able to hold a brush increasing as the week went on.
I wiped a couple paintings before I did this one. I sort of like this one so I'm posting it. Sorry about the terrible photo. I'll try and retake this one once it dries. I'm trying to get warmed up enough to do one last commission.
This is a quick painting I did on Friday. I love the body language of these kids as they anticipate jumping into the pool. The values were tricky, but I think I got close.
Well it is Spring Break! So that means I'm babysitting grandkids all week, and I'm not in my studio painting. I hope to sneak in some time to post paintings I finished last month and just finally got around to photographing.
Finally! I've been in my new studio almost a month now and I'm finally getting around to posting a few photos. My space is large enough for me to work on one end of the room, and still have quite a lot of wall space for displaying finished pieces. I share my display space with my daughter Amy McGovern who works in Copper, wire and glass beads.
I'll be celebrating my first First Friday at Studios on Sheridan this coming Friday (4/7) from 5-9pm. I hope you will come out and visit! Beverages, Snacks and Music along with artists opening up their studios for the night. It's always lots of fun.
Studios on Sheridan is on the corner of Main St. & Sheridan Rd in the old Sunbeam Building.
I think this is a Spotted Towhee, but I could be wrong. Does anyone know for sure?
I've had a couple people contact me about this bird, and I now think it looks most like a Orchard Oriole! I love birds!
So much going on here! I've not been painting as often because I've been moving my home studio to Studios on Sheridan at the Sunbeam building. The Sunbeam Building is a renovated 1930's era warehouse that at one time was the Sunbeam Bakery. The Sunbeam Building houses retail stores as well as Studios on Sheridan (SoS). There are over 20 artists with studios there, and now I'm one of them. I expect to be moved in and working by mid-March. I'll start being open for First Fridays on April 7th. I've been sharing some photos of my process on my Facebook page. I will post my set hours soon. I should be able to start painting there daily by next week.
I've also been joining a friend Yvonne Ham, in her studio once a week to keep up my practice of working from life. She has groups painting from models and still life. Depending on your preference. Above is the model holding my study from last week.