"Vanessa Painted From Life" 11" x 14" oil
When I was editing this video, I decided one part of our conversation was perhaps too personal and not pertinent to its intent, so I searched my iTunes library for a song to fit that time segment. If you're my age, this song played incessantly when you were 16. The video is a bit over 30 minutes long. My voice is akin to Minnie Mouse's, it turns out, and it seems I can't resist making sound effects when the camera zooms in. Odd.
I got a wonderful commission today for an 11" x 14" oil of a sweet teddy bear of a Grandpa and his precious Grandboy, both asleep on the sofa. I just had time to start a sketch before it was time to leave...
This is Grampy (John) and Nadine. I liked them immediately.
Another fun day at the gallery today, followed by waiting over an hour for the bus. Some sort of traffic snarl out at Six Flags caused our bus to be VERY late, so I focussed on the Pollyanna credo: "There's always something to be glad about." I got to know a couple of the other riders while we waited and I was grateful for the cooling air and the breeze and the vantage point from which to watch the endless parade of tourists emerging upstairs from the Riverwalk, swiveling their heads and trying to get their bearings now that they were on street level. Some looked lost enough for me to offer help. Some still had drinks in their hands from a party on the river. I'm loving my city after all these years living here.