Week 2 – Blizzard 2

Winter storms in New England are nothing new, but the storm that we just had today is one of the biggest snowfalls that I have ever seen in my lifetime.  The lovely Miss G posted some beautiful photos in her post today, so please take a look after you finish here.

What did I do?  Well, I hate to be cooped up, so I put my mukluks on and made the trek to the studio.  I wasn’t going to let a day’s work get away from me!  The above photo is of the main road and the line of cars entrenched in the snow.

Most of the week was spent working on the second canvas in the Illumination series.  It’s not quite done yet, but I hope to have it finished by the end of the weekend.

The third photo down gives a pretty accurate depiction on how I work – seated and grasping the canvas with just minimal support.  I like to get close to the work, and I like to manipulate the canvas – titling and turning it so I can get nice clean lines.  I want to make the finished work as personal as possible.

I also managed to knock out another 16″ x 16″ canvas, which I called Bluebells (as in Hyacinthoides).  I guess my mind has been on spring lately.

I’m still scrambling to build my inventory back up after unloading most of my canvases in November.  If I can manage to keep the current pace up of at least 2 completed canvases a week,  I will be in very good shape for Somerville Open Studios in May.

The exhibition at the Mingo Gallery, in Beverly, Ma  is still going on and ends on February 5.  If you live in the area, please stop by and look at the fabulous selection of Scott Mulcahey’s chairs.  Scott and I will be collaborating again this year, and I am really looking forward to it.

Scott just started a blog a few weeks ago, and I encourage you all to stop by, pay him a visit, follow him, and leave your comments.  He is an absolutely top-notch craftsman/artisan, and I am always in awe of his new creations!

And just as I was writing this post, I learned that ArtThrob has published their article about the event.  I was very pleased to get two paragraphs.  Thank you Mik!

That’s it for the week. Until next Thursday, I wish all of you well.  Thanks goes out to all of my new followers.  I appreciate your presence here.  Thank you!  See you next Thursday!

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