This is from last week, before all of the excitement in the Greco family. I had an unexpected stay at the hospital for a small surgery. While visiting me, my daughter Caroline went into labor. Her mother walked her down to the second floor maternity ward. She then spent the evening traveling between my room on the third floor and our daughter on the second floor. Mom/Grandma was there to witness the birth of our grand daughter Grace Kathleen and then "wheeled" me down to meet her!
About this painting;
The bank couldn't hold up the tree any longer so, the tree adjusted.
While painting at Rose Hill, I met a Mrs. Dwyer. She told me of the history of this farmhouse and of the wonderful displays inside. It turns out that she had been a past president of the Rose Hill Museum and is also a member of the Dwyer family whose name is on the building that the Bay Village Senior Center is located within. I pick up and drop off "Meals on Wheels" there, and/or drive seniors to the grocery store or doctors office one morning a week. I meet some very interesting people when I'm out painting.
A quick sketch that I lost interest in about half way through. I'll try again another day.
UPDATE: After looking at this all evening I decided it just didn't work and that I needed to try to paint it the way it "felt" when I chose this spot. It was fun to try and tap into the memory and feeling and not have the pressure of the actual scene in front of me. I think this is just enough better that I'm going to attempt this on some of the paintings hanging around the studio.
This is a view of the storage room from my studio. The painting is from early May. It took two sessions to paint and over a month to remember that I had painted it. The yellow roses were a gift from Caroline to her mom.
An old industrial building is home to many artist studios. I wish I had one there, although I would still spend most of my time painting outdoors.
This painting is from last Sunday morning. My studio has been in flux with cleaning and searching out artwork and general mayhem. Things are starting to find their place again so I was able to photograph this tonight.