I’ve just joined Laure Ferlita’s “100 Paintings Challenge.” Actually it was joining that challenge that made me realize how easy it is to start a blog. I’m going to give it a try. I won’t promise to post on any set schedule, but I will say it will be mostly about watching nature and a few art comments along the way. For those of you very interested in art, be sure to go to the “100 Paintings Challenge” blog. Already I know joining her challenge will good for me because it has me thinking about where I want to focus my art time in the coming year. Until last November I had only painted one painting of any significance in the past ten years …. And those of you who have known me for a long time know that I spent most of my adult life painting one painting after another. Back to painting! But painting for the heart, not the market.
My introductory painting for the challenge is of ‘Mortimer,’ a barred owl raised by my mother. When Mortimer was old enough he was allowed to fly free and to softly become part of the wild. An old screen door is a strange perch for a barred owl, but it is a memory from the heart for me.