The night before hopping on a plane to fly east, I was determined to have my students finish their floral painting on canvas. I always STRONGLY encourage them to fill the canvas; leave no naked canvas. Success!
I love painting. I love being alone in my studio listening to my playlist, or a book, or binge watching something no one should ever want to watch, especially in quick succession. I love the paint colors, the way mixing them bring out a vibrancy that you can’t get from a single tube color. I love how the color wheel from third grade makes so much sense here on my palette. I love seeing my art hung in places I never imagined it would hang, brick coffee house walls, expansive winery walls, little cottage shop walls. But I do not like being the artist at the reception. Hanging my favorite best works out there for perusal and inspection is fine; I just don’t want to be there for it.
So I was relieved and thankful that Aileen, Jason and Sigge would be hanging around with me at the recent show. And then unexpectedly and suddenly Caitlin and Zac walked through the door too. I wept tears of joy. For real. A troop of support for me and my art.
If you are in the area, visit Bucer’s Coffee House and Pub in Moscow, Idaho for their flavorful coffee and delicious food and then sit there and enjoy my art. I won’t be there but it’s right there on the brick wall.