Okay, if you do this right you post the failures as well as the successes. So today's painting is somewhere in the middle of those two ends of the spectrum. I started this in Austin and then finished it yesterday. I don't know if it was because it was from the photo and I just coldn't get the feel of it or what, but it's just not the best I have ever produced. I do like some things about it, though. It is 6x8 oil.
I got word yesterday, for those of you who are following this sort of thing, that I did not get chosen for the Shrimp Festival poster. Can't win 'em all. But I told the lady it will make a great paint-over abstract, because I love the colors in it. She was appropriately dismayed that Salvadore would be no more, but I think she will be able to get over it.
I also got word from my friends in Baton Rouge that my Wine Festival art had been used in the Baton Rouge newspaper. Evidently I was identified as the artist, because my friends received phone calls from other friends alerting them to this news. I do so wish that we could attend this one, but we are leaving for Denver that day. Bummer.