Had just told myself that I must learn to say "No" a bit more often. And, moments ago accepted the responsibility of judging the "Shining Stars" for another year. So much for new resolutions.
Grapefest was a wonderful, tiring, exciting time for four days. Sold fourteen paintings and did a demonstration that I will post in a later blog.
At the same time, I was under a time limit to get a commission done for a woman for her husband for their 25th wedding anniversary. Had about 8 days to get the gallery wrapped canvas, get it gessoed, and the painting done with enough drying time to put a light varnish on. She is coming tonight to view the painting, of which I am very pleased. It was a back and white photo, and I kept my colors in a muted value, which gave the painting an ole world quality look.