Tuesday, April 4, 2017

On the Fly

On the Fly
Oil on canvas, 12x36

Peter and I used to fly-fish regularly, and as I made this painting, I remembered how much I miss it. The Eastern Shore isn't really the place for fly-fishing, though Peter does trek out on the mudflats to fly-fish. Maybe I will try that one day, but I think a better idea is to take a drive to a place with a river like the one I painted.

This month, we will have been married 29 years. We still do lots of the things together that we used to do, and there are new things we do together, too. We've left some things behind, as well, and both of us have taken on new pursuits. I think you grow in a marriage with all the decisions you make, and that it's as important to try some new things as to sustain some of the old things.

Stuff I've Seen

So, in the spirit of trying new things, I'm trying a new look for the blog. What do you think?

I kind of like it, but I fear that some good information (my show schedule, for instance) is a little hidden in the menu box at the top left.

I'd appreciate any feedback from you!

Dog of the Day
It's Muppet! Isn't he adorable? He belongs to my friends Dave and Maura, and lives happily with them and their nearly college-age kids in Nashville, TN. Peter and I went to their wedding, and it seems impossible that they have children headed for college. 

A Final Thought

"The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity." 

- Walt Whitman

1 comment:

Pat Holloway said...

This painting is beautiful. The water looks cool & inviting.