Hard work and study

I’ve been working like crazy this spring and summer to finish some new paintings for my show in August.  Today I had the incomparable pleasure of finishing up my last major piece before the show, and being satisfied with it.

Standpipe (Detail)

Standpipe (detail)

I wouldn’t even have been sure I could tackle it effectively six months ago.  Studying with Charles Emerson at Gage Academy last term helped immensely.  He is one of those treasures who not only has deep knowledge and understanding, but is able to explain clearly and with apparently equal enthusiasm to beginning and advanced students alike.

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