That said, I will miss VSC, my studio, new friends, fun and freedom there hugely. I am always in love with that place...
My third residency for my MFA program, this is the group for our final critique. 5 great people with me in July! Cathy, James, Scott, Liz, Barbara and pictured here---Monica, Susan and Ken, included. ("Looooooooowwww-rez! High Def!")
I finished 9 paintings this month. 7 oil bar on paper (sealed ground), and 2 chalk/charcoal and gesso/acrylic on paper (ditto). All 30"x40" with one 30"x20". I have a few uber-faves already, but time will tell which ones are truly the cream that rise to the top.
I also got to go to Montreal for a few hours with aforementioned MFA peeps. A wonderful city! Too short a time to do a lot of exploring. We were there for an art museum jaunt, and I saw some wonderfully inspiring stuff. This place is one of my favorite memories.
Detail from one of the 2 black and white paintings I did. They were a nice rest from the super-saturated colors of the oil bar paintings. I was a little surprised at how much attention and appreciation these garnered. Folks really seemed to enjoy them.
A sad farewell day, yesterday. (Was it really just yesterday?) This is Jason Swift (Dr. Swift, to you!) and Harlan Mack at the Schultz Sculpture Studio building.
Everyone leaving... A wonderful month with fellow artists and new friends! I always leave a residency feeling changed and inspired.
Too bad my art making will be limited for a bit, or I'd put this inspiration to good use. Right now, a new project: moving 3,000 miles south with Fromage for a one-year adventure in California!
Today---one task among so many---car shopping for a good rig to get us down the Alcan. Wish us luck!