Saturday, November 12, 2016

Painting Away

Wood duck painting in progress
Life continues to be a little crazy around here lately and I find myself working on multiple projects at once. Not only have I been signing the duck stamp prints, but I have also been working on one of two large commissions for Christmas and trying to get a few smaller pieces done for another duck stamp contest and something for my Christmas card. The month of November is going by way too quickly and I'm feeling just a tad overwhelmed that I won't be able to complete everything on my list before the deadlines and still try to squeeze in a life in between. 

I have also sent three of my paintings to the Valley Art Center in Clarkston, WA. for their annual Snake River Showcase show. It will run through the month of November. My piece "Dawn Patrol" took a blue ribbon in the watermedia catagory.
Dawn Patrol-prairie falcon
 While at the opening reception I was approached about teaching a workshop some time next year. I'm touched that they would consider my abilities worthy of being taught to others, but, holy cow, I'm not sure I'm ready for that! I'm really not a large group person and don't enjoy being front and center so I will have to think long and hard about this. I have some time before I have to give them an answer. In the meantime, I have more pressing things to do like paint, paint, PAINT!!