This pastel is also in the 22nd Annual Delicato Show. I think it is more cropped by the frame as I just did not want to spend more on framing or buy another frame. I am trying to be careful about spending like the rest of us in this economic crisis. I really figure that no one will buy a portrait of a stranger but it was really nice to have that category in the show. I am working on a pastel of the Lodi train station but it is still in progress. It is 24" X 30" and when it is done I will post it. When I started this blog I was hoping to have a new small painting everyday. Honestly...until I retire and finish my M.F.A. I think that that is not realistic. I will post as I can. My thoughts for today is that I know I am a woman who does to much. This has been a reality for a very long time. I really do not know how to function any other way. Saying no is difficult and I am better about saying no than I used to be but I still have a long way to go.
I love painting and the world around me is amazing. Life is to short and I want to see the best in people. I am putting a few drawings on eBay, as I have time. My Etsy store is empty for now, maybe when I retire or finish my M.F.A. or just find some extra time, I may try again. My Blog is more a forum to share what I am painting, my growth, both failures and successes. I am also working on my M.F.A. in painting and working full time as a high school art teacher. I am an 10 year cancer survivor so I have been given a special gift of life and want to enjoy it to it's fullest.