Busy Week!

“Bistro Provencal”
watercolor on Arches paper, 15″ x 22″
Life does get in the way once in a while . . . . as it should, I suppose.
I have had my head in the clouds for six months with painting . . . a wonderful state to be in, by the way. My real estate business is calling to me, so I must respond . . . . . .the teaching term has begun, which will keep my mind in another place until it is is finished . . . . . .then there is another matter, to which I must pay attention.
My watercolor work has been accepted in the most prestigious watercolor show, if not in the world, the USA. The painting was sent off last week to New York . . . .but this also means I cannot turn away from watercolor . . . .for many reasons, I must answer the call to get into next year’s show, also. This means intensive work and study in order to have a selection of pieces from which to choose next November. So, this piece is a limbering up exercise. . . . a new beginning, if you will. I have much work to do between now and November . . . . and am keeping my fingers crossed that I can rise to the occaison then.
If it can be done, I will be pushing oils as well, but may not be posting as often as I would like. Keep watching. There are surprises waiting for you and for me.
PS . . . .Am not sure that this painting is properly color adjusted. Am using a very hi contrast monitor today, so the color may be incorrect. Will check later when I have my usual monitor at my disposal.
PPS . . . there is a glitch in the space formatting today . . .Have had this trouble before, but cannot resolve it. Sorry for the compressed paragraphs.

13 thoughts on “Busy Week!”

  1. Congratulations on being accepted Mike. Will you be posting that painting here or not until the show?
    Watercolor or oil or teaching – it doesn’t matter- as long as you are keeping those creative juices flowing.

  2. Mike, I am amazed you post a day before class begins!!!

    Back to watercolors? Wow – that’s gonna be quite a journey, trying to juggle watercolor and oils at the same time.

    Congratulations again on being accepted to AWS – that painting you submitted to that show is truly a jewel!

  3. Amazed? Nava!! Didn’t you know I gtcrabby if I don’t paint? 😉 I couldn’t show up to class being a grump, could I? 😉

    Thanks for the good thoughts, Kiddo! . . .you aren’t far behind, that’s for sure.

  4. Been wondering what you’ve been up to, since last we talked about the big watercolor news! Now I understand. Love your blog and can’t wait to see where you will go between now and next November. I think I know. Can’t wait to see if I’m right. Congrats and much luck.

  5. Been wondering what you’ve been up to since the big watercolor news. Now I know. Anxious to see what you do between now and next November. I think I know. Can’t wait to see if I’m right. I’m rooting for you – go for it! Congrats.

  6. That is really a big deal to get a painting into that show! Congratulations. A friend went to last year’s show in NY and sent me a CD of all the art and it’s quite amazing.

    I know what you’re going through with trying to keep up the watercolor while delving deeper into oils). I’ve only been doing quick studies in watercolor for way too long and am worried I’m loosing my “chops” but can’t tear myself away from the oils.

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