Can't believe it's almost Christmas. Haven't painted or posted since Sept. 3. Have not even picked up a paintbrush since then. First off hurricane Irma sent us to my sisters in Fredericksburg Va. She was kind to put us up AND our two cats which have never traveled but they were great. (meaning they didn't run away.) It was a good time. Since then, there was the cleanup. Debris from trees everywhere. You would not believe the mounds of tree refuse lining the streets.We had very little damage, a fence down which Joe replaced new and three leaning palm trees. We straightened two with ropes and stakes and so far it's working well. We're going to try the last one this weekend. It's a monster but pretty and has coconuts. Seems a shame to cut it down. It's hanging over the roof.
I've been finding lots of things to do beside paint. Put in a new garden with a slew of plants people have given me, black dirt and 35 bags of mulch. I'd like to have the entire garden in but I am waiting for the pool project to finish. Been waiting since last February when we signed the contract. I had heard construction is slow in Florida but REALLY??? Don't get me started.
This painting was done with acrylic for a change. I forgot how much I liked it. Haven't worked in it since the 90's. I also used graphite and vine charcoal and fixed it with sprayed gloss medium. Trying to combine drawing and painting. I don't know where this is going but I'm going to give it some time. It's got me charged up about painting again.