I've been a bit reclusive this month as school is in full swing, and I've got some larger exhibits coming up that I'm making work for. Here's a shot of a few things going on in my studio currently:
I'm midway through with a few larger pieces; a strange cat, and a big brass fish (which I've been wanting to start for almost a year now!). They are progressing slowly but surely.
Here's the drawing for the fish - I do it on paper first and then transfer it through to the canvas once I work out the placement and value setup.
I've also been collecting a few more figurines. Note to self: you must finish the four you have in-progress before doing these!
Teaching is going well. Here's a peek into my demo board for figure drawing. I've got some great students this semester and both of my in-person classes seem to really mesh well and contribute nicely to the classroom environment.
Gardening has been slightly neglected this fall due to shows/school - BUT one of my peonies miraculously grew and bloomed! Unfortunately right after I took this picture, I bumped in to the leaves and they all fell off....
I also found this huge toad in the zucchini patch. I'm going to give him credit for keeping the vine borers at bay this year so our zucchini crop finally produced!
Two days ago we had our first hard freeze, and I pulled out most of the rest of the garden. Winter is coming on fast. Fall is my favorite season, so I hope winter doesn't arrive too fast.