I have just returned from Panama and I am pleased with the outcome
of my painting session. The weather was wet, wet, and more wet, and
I stayed hunkered down in my studio without any reason to leave until
Malcolm and I ventured out for supper.
Pat displays Autumn Blessings, the large
Pennsylvania convention print.
My biggest challenge was to complete the painting for the Pennsylvannia
Convention that will be held in Lancaster in October. Convention
paintings matter greatly to me. They are the ultimate test because so
many of my collectors will see them. For me they feel like an end of
term paper on which my work of the past months will be judged.
As I await your judgement on Autumn Blessings, I am quietly
confident. When I completed the last of the brush strokes and stood
back, I felt I had achieved my very best. It was as if I had skated
a perfect ten. I hope you do not think I am bragging. I am just exuberant
over this painting. I hope you love it as much as I do.
This weekend I will be in Waynesboro for the Musuem
and Barn At Home. On Monday I am visiting my gallery in Florida,
then returning to Virginia on Wednesday for time with my grandchildren
followed by the Society's Chapter
Training in Charlottesville, August 2-4. I am looking forward to
this time of meeting up with some of you. I need it after the solitude
of my studio.