I hoped I would have the chance to paint on New Year's Day, but work took over, and so what has become a tradition got pushed off for 24 hours. Even though I was working on the Monday holiday, there was not much to do, so I had the chance to scour Madison and Clinton in the afternoon and paint, on a day of wind and sun and high wintry clouds.
It was the kind of day that made me happy to have a big hat and a warm coat and a van to get into to thaw out. And the kind of day that made me happy to be alive.
If any of you are in the mid-Hudson Valley in New York, why don't you come to the Wallkill River School Gallery on Saturday? I'm part of a group show of represented painters, and will be demonstrating during the opening, along with everyone else.
It's a little chaotic, but it's a lot of fun, and it gives people the chance to see work by everyone who exhibits at the gallery throughout the year.
The gallery is at 232 Ward St., (which is also Route 17K) in Montgomery. The show is Saturday, from 5-7 p.m.
And in April, Shawn Dell Joyce and I will be doing a two-person show, "Dreaming in Color," at the gallery - so plan on coming!