Well I haven't spoke with all of you for a month now because I was very busy. Not painting or with the US Postal Service but helping my daughter, Heather, and son-in-law, Scott, welcome my new granddaughter, Isabella Kay into this world! Remember her name since she may be the subject of future portraits. She is beautiful, and was born a healthy, 8 pounds. I was in the delivery room and helped with the birth. It was a very exciting time for our family. Check out how lovely she is
I recently found out I was not accepted into the St. Stephen's Art Festival in South Florida for the 2010. They told me that my subject matter was an extremely popular one and so my scores were low. To a certain extent this was disturbing but a relief just the same. I really am not prepared for such an big show like that. I was stressing out on how I could prepare enough big quality work in the short time frame until it occurs. So, actually it is for the best. I would really like to prepare big and unique paintings for the more expensive and popular art shows. This year I plan to work on more figurative art, unusual pet portraits, and perfecting my skills. I will still paint landscapes but concentrate on creating one-of-a-kind paintings. I am entering the art festival at Tioga Town Center in February put on by my club, The Gainesville Art Association, look for further details!