Refreshed by last weekend's visit to the other coast of Panama, I
have enjoyed a week of undisturbed peace and have been able to bring
to a conclusion five paintings that I had been working on. A friend
will be leaving Bocas this afternoon and will forward them to Jake
back in Virginia.
Pat has completed the five Moss Holiday Geese and they will soon
be released as prints.
Now I am working on preliminary sketches for this years convention
painting. The convention will be in Richmond, Virginia, at the end
of July. I hope that by my next letter, I will have progressed to
the point where I can let you see the start.
I am also preparing to begin the painting of the Stoner Carousel
that the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, will reconstruct in its
downtown. There are many considerations to take into account when
planning a carousel painting, particularly, which viewpoint to use
and which animals to show. It is a formidable challenge.
Fun on my kitchen wall.
As a form of fun and relaxation I am painting a mural on the walls
of my kitchen. I add a little bit each day. It started with my painting
over an electrical box that had been placed slap in the middle of
a wall and looked so ugly that something had to be done to improve
Pat attends her monthly garden club meeting in Panama.
On Saturday afternoon, I took time off to attend the monthly meeting
of the local garden club. Julieta Dowdy, an expert in what we call
bush medicine," showed us the plants to use for treating
ailments ranging from hangovers and common colds to diabetes and cancer.
It was a fascinating afternoon and I had many questions to ask Julieta.
Have a good week! I will be working hard at this end.