This Saturday I’ll be giving a gallery talk at Greenhut Gallery in Portland, ME. I always get a little nervous for these things, so I’m putting together ideas that I’ll want to talk about. After such a long stretch of beautiful weather and lots of long days of painting, it feels good to sit in side and rest a little as I plan my talk. My body gets so worn down from spending all day standing in the sun and wind while I paint, that eventually I’ll start looking forward to a rainy day. After a few full days of painting, I start waking up with what I call a “painting hangover,” achy tired muscles and a foggy head. So at this point I’m happy to be forced inside by the weather. I can never take a day off when the sun is shining without feeling incredibly guilty.
Not to worry though, the sun is coming back early next week and I have a few painting spots in mind.