A New Year and New Beginnings
Lapstrake Dinghy 5"x7" watercolor on paper
What a year it’s been! Buying a house and selling another one during a pandemic, wow. I never actually thought that would happen. But it did.
grasses on the beach
We are now located on the shore of Buzzards Bay, in Massachusetts. The beach is different here from where our cottage is in Maine. It’s mostly sandy rather than mostly rocky. There are islands and lighthouses, and wonderful walks; along the shore, in the woods, and even along the Cape Cod Canal. We are boat watchers, after all. I’m already scoping out plein air painting locations, though it’s been snowing all day today, so warm summer breezes are down the road a bit.
my new studio
I’ve got a great studio, larger than in our previous house, and very well lighted, by overhead LED fixtures that mimic the sun without the UV. Those were hard to source, but we stuck with it until we found the right combination of lumens and color temperature. The studio has a whole wall of closets, and another of shelves. And I needed every one, once I found all the art supplies I had stashed at the old house!
my video setup for demonstrations in the new beginner online class
I don’t have many new paintings to show you, because I’ve been been working hard on a new online class, which has just opened for registration. I’ve been painting a lot, but those are exercises that the students will be doing in class. It’s a lot harder to paint them while explaining what I’m doing and simultaneously video-ing. I found that I’ve had to do every demo at least twice and sometimes start over with a different approach. But it’s done and ready for prime time. The class is for complete beginners, people who haven’t ever painted before, or tried and got frustrated and put away their paints. you can learn more about it HERE.
Bobbi - Painter. Sketcher. Teacher. Boat and Dog Lover.