Just popping in to announce that I have decided to put Photo Art Friday on a little hiatus for a few months.
It has been hard to attract and keep participants when PAF is only a monthly affair. As participation has dwindled, so has my energy ... seems what I thought was bronchitis, that started the first week in March, is actually walking pneumonia. Almost three months along and I'm still having coughing spasms, am really weak, tired and lacking energy.
So thought I would take a bit of a break for the summer, beginning now (there will be no Photo Art Friday in June). Hope you understand. I'll still post now and then - especially when I have free textures for you.
For all of you who have been die-hard participants over the months and years, I thank you so much for your submissions. You truly are an amazing and inspiring group of digital, photo artists!!! Do keep your eye out for PAF to return in the Fall.
On another note, I've had a few requests for another visit to my art studio. I'm afraid it has not been a very busy or productive studio of late. These photos of it were taken a few weeks ago.
In case you have not visited the studio with me before, it takes up 1/2 of our large garage. The garage has a couple of windows and is painted white so it is nice and bright. It also has a large sink, which works well for the water required to paint and for cleaning up. There is an long "L"-shape, waist-high workbench which allows me to work on a few paintings at the same time, two standing easels, and two large tables for tools and paints, and for allowing paintings to dry. Come on in and take a peak!
This is the part of the "L"-shape workbench which is under a window. You can see some of my paints, gels and glazes, and the little TV for the times when I feel the need for some background noise. The blue flower piece is a little painting for a special waiter in one of our favourite restaurants. The one to its right is an abstract landscape in progress.
The landscape in progress you just viewed is one in a series, like this one, of woodland scenes. I will soon add a turquoise glaze to this one in the series, to enrich the colours and add depth.
I've been trying my hand at some quirky pop art. I'm the only one in my family who sees any merit in them! Oh well, they are good for a giggle - while painting them and when showing them! :)
And so ends our tour for today. I'll take you around again when I have new pieces to show. Until then be well!