Good morning and happy Saturday to you! It's a very beautiful one in Spencer, Iowa, to be sure.
Why do artists paint the way they do? Today, that question and often searched topic on this blog, has hidden meaning :) The Cooper family lives in a 1920's vintage home, which we very much enjoy, but every now and then, you have to do the elbow grease thing. It appears today is that day, and the list is enormous. I don't think today's paint slinging will involve an easel!
But I have been at the easel this week. I've got several images on the daily work blog, one of which is a painting well underway of a group of string musician that we saw while at the Boulder Art Fair. And here's another, a friendly little cafe scene I saw earlier this summer in Evanston, Illinois. Yup, I am working on both at the same time, and sandwiched in by the mural project, which is also progressing nicely. See, I don't just sit around!
Oh, and we are calling this one Tea And A Book At The Unicorn. 24 x 30 inches, a gallery wrapped canvas, it's progressing nicely and feeling special already!