'Breeze on the Mill Pond'
It's been an amazingly busy spring and summer. I've been renovating several areas in the house - none of which projects are done. I am small potatoes for the guys who are doing it. But I wanted the best for this old house.
The work has called me back to my design work, which I have loved. That, plus the need to finally start being financially productive has caused me to spend a great deal of time working with my printer, making cards and small giclees of images which seem to be popular. Surprisingly enough, I sell a great deal (3) of work from the restaurant in town called 'Ports of Italy.' But mostly I sell cards from 'Tidepools' and the East Boothbay General Store, plus giclees from the Art Foundation. Though I had one major sale from the wall in the Art Foundation, one day after the painting went up. I do not even have an electronic image of that painting. So much for being organized.
So I've been doing small things, like the above image, and one large image which is still not quite done. And I have several more medium-sized things on the line...so I'll try and stay in better touch. 'Crooked Selfie' and the other self-portrait, somewhat toned down, will be in a show at River Arts that's coming up - hopefully. One can never tell though...
And I do hope to do more character sketches when I get the courage to ask for people to sit for me!