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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The Ides of April

"Adobe and Blues," 9 x 12 acrylic on canvas panel

month is half over without a single blog post. It's been one zoo after another, with personal, business, art and family obligations. Little time to paint, and no impetus to blog.

But today I finished the second painting of the month, a commission gained during Edmond's first downtown Vibes event the first Thursday.

It had taken me at least three weeks to get ready for the event, buying materials and more to display my art inside Prime Time Travel on Broadway. That blog and photos are coming in next post today.

Because of the weather--wind with a capital W--the crowds were smaller, and I was glad I was inside. But in spite of virtually no sales, I met lots of people, learned a lot, had fun and gained this commission. 

I'll be more than ready for May 5th's session  outside on the sidewalk by Citizens Bank.

In the meantime, I completed this today, home again in my imagination in New Mexico, thinking of adobe and blue skies.

(Note, the sky is more a Georgia O'Keefe sky than here, cerulean blue,  because of the photograph).

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