September 22, 2010

Into the Woods

Into the Woods
6x8 Oil

Long time no see, eh? I just returned from a great vacation in beautiful Asheville, NC. Went on a whim
not knowing what was in store, but I have to say it was a good choice. The area is gorgeous with the Blue Ridge Mountains all around, heavily forested. This is a little painting I did from the front porch of my cottage - you would think i was in the middle of nowhere - but I was only about a mile from everything I could ever need. I didn't paint as much as I would have hoped but I did lots of exploring - of nature and of the great culture of the city. I crashed an art reception, went to several galleries, watched street musicians, went hiking, met some great people and had some fabulous meals (wouldn't be a vacation without them).
I'm getting the urge to tackle some new paintings but I have some projects to wrap up first and I'm hoping after this week I can dive into it again. In the meantime I thought I'd at least post this little one to prove I am still alive and kickin' and do kind of remember how to push paint around the canvas.