|New knees, May 1|
|from Van's hospital room at Virginia Mason Hospital in September|
I managed to get outside with friends and do a few watercolors. these are three that are presentable.
|down at the beach|
|at the dock pond|
|up on the Salmon River|
Earlier in the year, I had booked a 3 week tour of China for November with a friend that I almost cancelled several times, but Van insisted that I go as he was recovering. So I went, and it was an amazing trip. Much of the trip was in cities which were huge. I loved the time cruising on the Yangtze River for 5 days, but most of all Guillin and the Li River.
Here are a few little paintings that I did.
|Channel marker on the Yangtzi River, China|
|Yangtzi river near Three River Dam, China|
|I painted this and 5 others in the evening after the cruise on the Li River, and sent as post cards and gifted|
|This one was on Nidiggen paper in my handmade travel journal|
I finally have no excuse for not getting back to work in the studio, but I've finding all kind of excuses not to. If there was a prize for procrastination, I'd be a winner. My trips downstairs to the studio are mostly followed by sorting through stuff, looking at old paintings, then piddling with my stuff some more. Joining two session of life drawing has got me at least drawing, and just writing and posting here is giving me a feeling that maybe I'm breaking through the inertia that had set in. New Years usually gets me motivated and hope springs eternal.