Sunday Morning Watercoloring in the Studio

St. Elmo, Colorado

Awoke around 7:30 this morning to a beautiful Sunday.  The man cave is nice and cool, and it has been a pleasure, chipping away at this watercolor of St. Elmo’s Colorado.  During the morning hours, I’ve enjoyed working on the paint-peeled facade of this building and the decrepit windows.  So far, I’m moving rather slowly through this as I keep “feeling it out.”  I seem to have more of a Willem DeKooning rhythm, as I spend more time stepping back and staring at this than I do actually painting it.  I keep making compositional decisions as I move along, and it results in very slow progress.  But . . . I don’t feel any kind of deadline looming, and my next art festival is still five days away.  Eventually I will have to break away from this and get back to organizing, packing, printing new greeting cards and post cards, and doing all those tasks that precede an art festival.

I had the pleasure of meeting Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price last night at the Weiler House Fine Art Gallery’s open house.  I was delighted to find her very personable and communicative, despite being hemmed in by so many admirers.  There was quite a crowd present.  I did have a photo taken with her, and will post it if it gets forwarded to me.  It was also a good night for meeting patrons and other artists.  The Arts Goggle festival in south Fort Worth was also fun.  It was a street festival with plenty of artists’ booths in place.  I had the pleasure of visiting with Steve Moya (who will also participate in next weekend’s festival along with me).

Next weekend I will be set up Friday-Sunday at the Levitt Performing Arts Center in downtown Arlington.  (  The music will be fabulous, featuring Michael Martin Murphey (Friday), Ray Wiley Hubbard( Saturday), and Asleep at the Wheel (Sunday).  There will be approximately 20 vendor booths set up on the perimeter.  The event is free, so I would love to see you if you have the time to come out and have fun with all of us.

Thanks for reading.


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