Sunday, February 7, 2010

I had a great vacation.

This is my unfinished painting for the A Painting A Month Club January Challenge!  I'll work on it later today and I feel awful that I didn't get it done last month. 

While in FL I went to three giant art shows, two great demos:  John Salminen at Ft. Myers Beach and Greg Biolchini. at No. Ft. Myers.  Greg has the most awesome studio ever--it's a whole house on a bay with a huge banyon tree in the back yard by the enormous deck.  I read at least a dozen books and mags on art and only painted outdoors once.  We were rained out or it was very windy the other plein air days.  I'm a member of the Visual Arts Center of Charlotte County where I took a web software course.  I also took another computer course at Port Charlotte Cultural Center--a fantastic place to see if you are ever nearby. 

I took some photos of the farmer's market to paint veggie paintings and bought some wonderful objects at the Goodwill Center to do still lifes.  George and I went to two shows, Liberace and A Chorus Line.  We drove 1500 miles while we were there.