We are settled into our summer home and I began my painting in earnest yesterday. It seems the hours fly by here and I am able to concentrate for large blocks of time with no phone, Internet or unannounced visitors to take me away from my creative time. I am trying to fix a painting that has been around for several months. It is a challenge in many ways. All my garden paintings are so green and the complex layering is a challenge because I rely on it to create the sense of energy that exists in even the quietest garden. This painting is about roses after the bloom has left and a reference to the cycle of life using honeycomb paper to represent bees and pollination. I think I have it conquered and I hope to finish it today. I am not able to post any pictures for awhile since I am not working on my own computer. I'll have a show and tell of completed work on August 11 when I return to St. John's.
The weather is fantastic and the whales are arriving. Yesterday I took a long break on my patio to watch their movement in and out of the small harbour our house sits beside. We have a ring side seat.