End of year thank you

To wrap up this year’s work on the blog I want to say thank you to everyone who has visited, followed, and commented upon my work and my posts. I’ve learned a lot from all of you and have enjoyed the conversations and the blogs many of you write. Having you as an audience kept me motivated, better than I had anticipated, and kept painting fun.

There aren’t enough true milestones in adulthood after which you can really stop and reflect–no end of semester or graduation–and this is no different. I am already on to something new in watercolor, but, to preserve some sense of completion from this year, I won’t post on that just yet other than to say this: I have always thought that on each album from a musician, there is a clue to what the next album might sound like. Looking back over my paintings from this year, which was really about getting the blog going and starting to take painting seriously, there are a few such clues–the swans from Assawompset, my Uncle the beekeeper–but these were just singles. In fact pretty much all of the paintings from this year were singles until the two Edgartown paintings which were meant as gifts to my parents and brother. I sorted out a lot from each of them, but now it’s time for an album. I am looking forward to sharing from it as it develops.

Happy New Year to all of you and thanks for reading.