Thursday, April 14, 2011
A bit of a breather today as I spend some time away from the drawing board. The last work took its toll and I need to spend a day or two or three or more, just relaxing and clear my mind for the next series of works. So, I am digging through reference material today and trying to come up with some ideas for the next few works. I think this will be a body of work that will wind up going to my New Jersey shore gallery, The William Ris Gallery, in Stone Harbor for delivery later in May. And, sort of following up on the last work, I am looking carefully through images gathered back in January on the southwest Florida coast trip. I have a feeling some shore birds might go nicely in Stone Harbor!
Also, this noted invitation arrived in the mail the other day announcing the current location of last year's touring portion of Birds in Art in Hastings-on-Hudson running through the end of next month. My work, Puttin' On the Ritz is included in the tour. If you are located near the Hudson, stop in and take a look at 60 marvelous works of art from the 2010 edition of this internationally reputed exhibition. And speaking of Birds in Art, this year's jury submission deadline is manana. My two entries went in last week and it will be the second week in May before we hear who has made the cut this year. Stay tuned, this could possibly be my 20th year of inclusion in that outstanding competition.