Glad at Art Tradition Gallery

Hello Beautiful Art Friends,

I attended last week my friend and fellow artist, Darrel McPherson's art reception and he had a drawing for two of his beautiful paintings and I won!!!! I was the first winner so I could choose which one I wanted. I'm thrilled that I won as I have purchased two of his paintings before and this will make a great addition to my collection.

I hurt my back a couple of weeks ago lifting a table and somehow I pulled something, I could immediately feel it. It seems to be taking a bit to heal so I haven't been able to paint as much as I would like to as some movements really hurt.

I did start a painting of a violinist.  I love violin music, sometimes that's all I play when I do paint. While at the Normal Heights Farmer's Market I spotted a musician playing his violin and asked him if I could take photos. He nodded yes, so I took photos and video.  I returned today to the market and showed him the painting that is almost complete and he loved it! He was really impressed so once I finish it, I think I'm going to gift him a print of it.

My son is now stationed in San Diego for almost a year so we have postponed our moving until next summer. I went to Liberty Station Artwork today and since I will be here next summer, I'm applying next year for a both. Hopefully I will get it.

I am planning on participating on another 30 paintings in 30 days Challenge next month. I will be making small paintings on mat board again. It was a great challenge last year and looking forward to it again.

This is it for now.