This weekend I was talking to someone and I was saying how I really wasn't obsessed with peonies it was really just a joke with myself. She raised one eyebrow and said "Turn around". I was standing in front of my wall of peonies....Busted!
Day two of open studio was yesterday. It was one of the most remarkable, random , healing arts of a day I have ever experienced.
It was like a movie...it had drama, commerce, healing, friendship, NOTAN , pets, sunflowers and ultimately ...wait for it...wait for it...GRACE!
It was quite a day.
What I have learned so far:
It all came to me in unexpected ways and forms...but art was the common thread that made it appear from thin air. I have a humble respect for the power of art. It was in full evidence yesterday and I was just in for the ride.
There is no no Notan pattern here. There was one and I followed it but in the end I think I wandered off into the weeds.
I wonder if someone has written a book about how to solve this problem? Oh that's right I did .
Open studio is the weekend the 24th and 25th. There will be paintings., books, cards and a chance to win a free lesson at my home at 1573 Lightening Ridge Road in Adamant Vermont. So come in out of the rain and visit.
It is open studio weekend in Vermont . May 24th and 25th. Studios will be open from 10 in the morning to 5 pm.
My open studio is at my home 1573 Lightening Ridge Road in Adamant Vermont. Number 128 on the Open studio map. I will be demonstrating my three step method of painting. There will be a wall of peonies and there will be candy (gummy ) spearmint leaves.
It is going to be a fun weekend full of new places ( for visiters ) and faces ( for me).
This week the daily paintworks challenge is to paint this picture of a Vineyard. Thank you to Mico who encouraged me to enter. I didn't think I had the concentration to do it. I am glad I tried. I may try it again. There is lots I would change.
I love the challenges because I always learn something from them.