I am posting this in the comfort of our Westfalia, sheltered from the rains of Niagra Falls. It is a pleasant break from the relentless heat, and we are enjoying the opportunity to catch up on emails etc. We have seen some wonderful art in Chicago and are looking forward to more in the days ahead. I hope to see the national gallery in Ottawa as well as some large commercial galleries. Very inspiring stuff. Above, I am standing with one of the self portraits of my old hero, Vincent.
It has been a long while since my last post. I have been very busy with my portrait project and am happy to announce it is complete. One year and one hundred portraits; meeting many new people who each have a story and experimenting with different techniques while learning to observe the human face in all it's variety. It has been great and it is also great to move on.
I'll share some observations and suggestions about portraiture in the days to come but for now I'm preparing for a big road trip. Joanna and I are embarking on a cross-Canada drive in about a week so there is much to prepare. I'm looking forward to visiting some great galleries and also taking time to consider where I want to go with my art. I may attempt some posts from the road if I can get it together. Have a great summer and I'll keep posting asap.