I love this cup with its black and white stripes. It belonged to my grandmother Dymock, who procured it in Italy on a European tour with my Great Aunt Ellen 40 or 50 years ago. Its managed to stick around my kitchen despite the handle having broken off a few times. Coffee, 6"x6", oil on panel and blueberries, approx 2"x3", oil on panel.
It was such a pleasure having breakfast with Elizabeth, Chris, Piper and Olivia this weekend. Once again I got to luxuriate in the improvisational jazz piano and vocals of Piper and Olivia, which left me with beautiful sounds in my head for the rest of the day and when I woke up in the morning. And so invigorating to hear those two talk about music! Piper noticed this, that in some music you can feel the feeling of where the music is leading you before it actually gets there. I get that premonition here, between 2:08 and 2:17 here, and it thrills me. Thanks Piper.
Elizabeth and I were delighted with the turnout today at Gallery 121 for our Moroccan Sketchbook opening and painting demonstration (one of mine above). Last night Elizabeth had the most wonderful dinner party with all sorts of painter friends, old and new, and fabulous food! I was so excited, even after midnight, I couldn't sleep and wandered out to Elizabeth's studio to paint these grapes (which somehow survived the party guests)- now I'm alseep on my feet!
During the recent holiday my neice and I went to the Butterfly exhibit at the Smithsonian Mueseum of Natural history. I find lately, that because of the cold, and so much busy sto do on my mind, I havnt settled into the studio much for oil painting and instead gravitate towards sitting at the kitchen table with the watercolors and painting from photos on my computer.
We continue to have a great time in watercolor class at Tea in Sahara on Wednedsays. Drawing is geometry- I notice theis as in my sleep I hear myself repeating the sentence "devide the elipse into quadrants".