It has been a rather quiet winter for me, especially regarding painting. I have done only a few new pieces, with two just about to be finished. They are both seabird studies for the Friends of Maine's Seabird Islands Gallery in Rockland.
Having the flu for five weeks didn't help, but I felt a need to regroup anyway.
The transition from not showing on the road at all back to entering art fairs and going to new places has made me pay more attention to scheduling and preparation. Also, I feel that I must paint works that appeal to the buyers in any given show; for instance, York Gallery is having a York Scenes show this summer. That will require some thought.
I'm also doing A Taste of Tidewater again, in Falmouth. Once again, it was local color that made sales for me last year, so of course I'll follow that same reasoning.
On another note, I should be finding out in a month or so whether I will be chosen to receive a grant that I applied for. If I do, I'll be teaching (for free) at least two art students who are talented but cannot afford to pay for lessons. I hope this works out--I know it won't be hard to find two worthy kids.