I've been teaching Canvas Uncorked, a beginner's acrylic painting (and wine drinking) class, and so have been keeping brush to canvas on a fairly regular basis. Although I don't paint in the class at the same level I'd paint my 'own' work, I do think it helps me stay in shape. It's also been fun playing with acrylic paint, which lends itself to quicker studies than an oil painting.
Anyway, here's what's been going on in my studio this summer.
She purchased a digital image of the final piece, but the original is still for sale. It will be featured along with Catmoon (my first gauche painting) in a cat, dog, and cow-themed show this fall at the Marquette-McGregor Art Center.
It's been wonderful to get to know Kevin and Karen, the two DNR staff at the hatchery, through various projects at the newspaper, and I was thrilled to be able to contribute to their 75th anniversary celebration.