Oil on canvas, 30x48,I woke today feeling like a kid on Christmas morning. I had the whole day to paint - and the whole day tomorrow, too. No work, no errands, no demands on my time - just painting, to get ready for the all-animal show (February) and even to begin pieces for my show with Shawn Dell Joyce in March.
Of course, the day didn't work out precisely as planned, but close enough - there were a couple of errands, and a few demands on my time - but I had the extra added bonus of a day warm enough to melt some of the snow, and keep me toasty in my attic studio.
So here's the big cow painting I've been working on recently. I like it very much. I like the cows themselves, their arrangement, their colors, and I like their flower-strewn field. I had fun with this one!
Throughout this day, this happy day in safe, sunny Connecticut, my thoughts turned to Haiti and the horrors there. I have had trouble watching the news stories, at least watching them in their entirety. I've had to turn away after a while. It is too heartbreaking. I am too powerless.
The one thing I can do is donate money. For anyone else who might want to donate, here are links to some of the organizations that Peter and I trust. All of them already have people on the ground in Haiti, with the possible exception of the Clinton-Bush fund.
(This is the Catholic Relief Fund)
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