In the Winter Studio, January 9, 2010

In the Winter Studio

What  a sublime day!  A rare winter storm has moved through north Texas, dumping several inches of snow and dropping our temperatures to freezing.  I could not work in the garage today, so I moved my French easel back into my already-crowded study, and resumed work on this large, full-sheet of watercolor paper.  Yesterday I was offered my first gallery show, to be scheduled in September.  The offer provided a spark plug to my already-revived interest in painting.  The next four months seem to offer more painting time for me, and I’m delighted to have this eight-month heads-up to prepare for a show.  I’m pulling together a number of mid-size to full-size watercolor compositions and hope to be painting on them within the week, as our high school spring semester draws to a close and we move into a brief winter semester break.


I cannot get over the vista outside my window as the snow continues to blow about, filling the sky.  The coffee is sublime.  I have the motion picture Pollock playing on the TV inside my study.  I don’t know how the day could get any better.

Thanks for reading.

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2 Responses to “In the Winter Studio, January 9, 2010”

  1. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    I hope you made great progress. I love staying inside, cup of coffee in hand and watching the snow fall. I always feel warm and cozy. Enjoy the snow while it lasts.


  2. davidtripp Says:

    Thanks, you nailed it! I wish I saw snow more often. I’ve been fortunate this winter to see two lovely snowfalls–one in Missouri, the other here in Texas. It was a splendid day to be indoors with such a view. Unfortunately, school has been chewing up all my time this week. I managed to get some color on the umbrellas but that’s about it. I haven’t posted a new picture yet, because I feel like I should have considerable more progress to report!


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