Intentions and reality : plein air

Today I packed up my sketchbook, pens, and colored pencils to draw at the shore. There was a strong wind off the ocean all day. The sky and ocean were so dramatic. I only made one drawing but took about a dozen of so photographs. I was much more interested being in the moment instead of drawing — I absorbed every ounce of the moment that I could.

I love my ficus marginata.

This week many new changes have taken place in my studio. The big one is rearranging storage. That task includes many descreet efforts. But more enjoyable is the pruning of my ficus marginata. I have had this tree over a decade. I have treated it when it had bugs. I have trimmed away branches when it has gotten a little crazy in it's spring spurts. This time Margaret is doing a careful effort to help it sit in a spot where we won't run into it and injure it's leaves on a regular basis. 

The looks super spiffy now.

rare earth large

A couple older Rare Earth pieces in Amy Ralston's Studio this past weekend. Yep they are big and they are still available. — with Amy Ralston at Heron Studios 16th Annual Open House & Sale.

Taking these out of storage made me think about framing again. I think that if they were framed I could at least get them shown. I think they would be quite handsome. They are a couple of my largest drawings.

Contact me if you are interested.

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