Back Working in the Gallery at Redlands

The Gallery at Redlands

The following day Claude was back at work again.

Emile Zola, The Masterpiece

View from my Working Desk

The two-hour drive through the cool autumn countryside was soothing to me, and once I reached The Gallery at Redlands I found myself ready to begin a new chapter of a new day. The Redlands Hotel is quieter these days and will be for about a month. A kitchen fire has closed the restaurant for renovation that will take some time. With the restaurant and bar both closed, little traffic comes through here. At any rate, I’ll have more time to paint without interruption, and that is not a bad thing.

Reference photo for a 16 x 12″ watercolor
Sunday Morning in Studio Eidolons

It is now Sunday and I have returned home to Studio Eidolons. Yesterday’s stay in The Gallery at Redlands was rewarding as I enjoyed renewed visits with Jean and Mike in the hotel. Kevin Harris of Smooth Rock 93.5 stopped in for a chat. I hadn’t seen him since the radio station left the gallery, and when they left there was a certain sweetness that went out of the air. I really miss the camaraderie I knew in those days with the morning crew. Conversations with Kevin have always been soulful and this time was no different. It’s uplifting to know that they are exploring ways to broadcast again one day. Stay tuned, they still maintain a presence on Facebook.

As I was packing to leave, I was pleasantly surprised with a visit from Marty Kelly and Carrell McClain. I have also missed times spent with them, enjoying a drink at the bar during the evenings. Soon, we’ll all be together again with more frequency, and I look forward to those days.

The four-hour round trip to Palestine always leaves me a bit tired and off-pace the following day. I’m glad it’s Sunday as I’m in a mellow mood and enjoying quiet time in the studio reading, writing in the journal, and will soon return to the painting started yesterday in the gallery. I’m not posting it yet because there really isn’t enough to see at this point. Soon, I hope.

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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2 Responses to “Back Working in the Gallery at Redlands”

  1. Dian DArr Says:

    So glad you had a nice visit to your beautiful gallery! Can’t wait to see mor of your buffalo!

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  2. davidtripp Says:

    Thank you! I’m working on it!

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