Channeling N. C. Wyeth at Studio Eidolons

Beginning a New Commission

Well, the past month has been one of the “revival of energies” so to speak. I have determined and have got well started on a plan of action that is one of the most serious I have ever contemplated, not excepting a thing.

N. C. Wyeth, letter dated June 7, 1907

Working in the Studio Eidolons this fine Wednesday has spawned a myriad of fresh ideas and plans for the coming days and weeks. N. C. Wyeth has visited my working space in spirit daily, and currently I am enjoying a Youtube presentation as I work on my projects. The title is America’s Greatest Illustrator: Paintings of Robinson Crusoe & Treasure Island (1999). While listening to the lecture covering the biography I read over this past year, I have broken ground on a second dry fly painting, of a Royal Wulff pattern. I’ll post it as soon as there is enough detail to show off. Working in the studio is inspiring when I imagine N. C. entering his sacred creative space early every morning, picking up his palette, and striding up to his enormous painting surface. As for myself, I am contented working small–8 x 10″ lately.

Next week, I will teach two watercolor classes, three hours each, on Monday and Wednesday (Aug 24 & 26) from 2 till 5:00. Monday’s subject will be a Route 66 Motel. Wednesday will be watercolor renderings of evergreens. Classes are restricted to five participants, masks are required, and social distancing is facilitated with seating and tables. The classes will be at Show Me the Monet art gallery in the Gracie Lane complex in Arlington, 4720 S. Cooper St. Cost per class is $55. Anyone interested needs to register in advance by phoning (817) 468-5263. All supplies are provided and the paintings will be 8 x 10″ on stretched watercolor paper.

Time to return to work. Thanks for reading.

I make art in order to discover.

I journal when I feel alone.

I blog to remind myself I am not alone.

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4 Responses to “Channeling N. C. Wyeth at Studio Eidolons”

  1. Donna Conner Says:

    David, I’ve been remiss in keeping up with you! (Was in the class on the island, Corpus Christi, several years ago–I was the sick one with breathing problems.) I’ve been keeping all your blog-emails and when I can I go back to where I left off reading a couple-three at a time.

    I am sooo very interested in Wednesday’s class. Will call tomorrow Gracie Lane to see if there’s an open seat still.


  2. davidtripp Says:

    Excellent! Looking forward to it.

    Liked by 1 person

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