This is the last installment of pieces past for now. Others may trickle in, but for now I'm going to just get on with it.
The frog is my first painting, in the year 2000. After building a new place, my employer built a studio in a large storage room. He had our maintenance guy build some easels, stocked us up with paints, and, when our slow season fell upon us, said, "have at it, folks!"
I'm embarrassed to admit that I told him "Thanks but no thanks" for the first 2 years. I would have nothing to do with it. "I can't paint," I told him. It was sheer boredom that finally sent me to the easel, and this is what emerged. I was...well, rather astonished. I guess I CAN paint, if I apply myself. I've had something in the works ever since, in a lame sort of way.
I am contemplating my next project. I AM going to be a contributing artist in this year's Artist Against Aids charity event.
And you'll be hearing more soon! Thanks for ya support, friends!