Cowscape in progress
oil on canvas, 36x60
Friends delighted me today, buying two paintings, commissioning another, and amusing me with insight.
A friend from my youth bought "Canada Rocks," after returning a couple weeks ago from a vacation to Maritime Canada (we missed each other there by days!)
Another friend, one of the very first followers of this blog, wrote (about the second sunflower painting), "Dear Carrie, you have finally broken me. I must have this painting!"
And a third friend, another unemployed journalist, commissioned me to make a painting of his cat, to give as a present to his wife.
Galen McGovern, a friend from my last newspaper job, made me laugh out loud with the first line of her newest blog post: "Most of what I've learned I've forgotten," a sentiment I've felt, many times in my life.
I spent much of the day working on this big cowscape. The photo here is bad, I know, but you can get an idea of the painting. It is too large to lug outside for in-progress photos, but I should be finished with it tomorrow or Wednesday, and will get Peter to help me carry it downstairs for a good photo. But many of you asked for an in-progress shot, so here you go!
Friends and strangers, followers of this blog, thank you always for your support, financial, spiritual, philosophical. It means the world to me.