Flurry Into Fall

I took a lot of photos this week as I was walking to and from the studio.  I wanted to give you all a sense of what the landscape in New England looks like now.  As Autumn makes its last stretch into Winter, everything starts to get barren.  There are a couple trees that are still holding onto their leaves and they are either fire red or a brilliant yellow.

I love this time of the year because this is when the landscape starts to give up some of its secrets.  The studio building is right next to the train tracks, and it wasn’t until the leaves started to fall that I realized that I had a perfect view of an old abandoned staircase that leads down to the tracks.  From my window, I can see the old iron handrail that makes a stark mark against the hillside.  It’s discoveries like this that always get me to thinking about the history that surrounds us each day. History that is hidden just beneath the surface.

I have been working on Scott’s chair since September 7, and after just a little over 10 weeks, I finished it today.  I will be delivering it back to Scott tomorrow in preparation for the show at the Mingo Gallery, which starts on December 17th.

I really had to force myself to finally step away from it today.  It seemed like every time I looked at it, there was one more little detail that needed to be touched up.  Finally, I got that “feeling” that it was done as done could be.  I can’t wait to see it after the final coat of varnish gets put on it.

Thanks again, Scott for this amazing opportunity that you have given me!

Two more canvases are almost done for the week, and that should about do if before Miss G and I travel south to see my family.  Of course, there will be some work related activity to do when we are there, but I also plan to take some “down” time.  I do plan to bring some supplies, but maybe not my full kit.  We’ll see if I can resist and actually relax for more than 5 minutes.

Next week’s post will be on its regular Thursday date, and I will be reporting about our road trip.  Until then, have a great weekend everyone!  Thank you for stopping by!

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