In late January I began to paint again. There are a few canvases in the studio that have gone through many changes in my mind, it was time to put pigment to the thought. This one finished itself before I was ready. There’s another large canvas in the studio that seems to be finished too, but I don’t feel done with it. It will probably sit around another year before I show it. This one is fine as it is.
I’m not sure this is finished yet. I’ve been sketching this in color on my iPad which has given me the luxury of trying a number of compositions before I got to the easel. But the paint doesn’t always do what you want it to do.
At home I was working on a number of projects. We were waiting for cups and saucers to be electro formed in Rhode Island and I was working on another cup and some jewelry. These are pieces of a chain, I was working on two at the time. Both of them were finished today. The recent rise in silver prices has made finishing these chains a proposition to consider, the selling price is going to be much higher than it was last year. Each of the chains weigh in at 4 ounces.
My whole work bench with several projects on it. The large vase in the center is an attempt to completely shape and chase without pitch. It has progressed since then but will probably need another 15 hours or so.
The finished chains. Ovals and Bubbles. . .
This is a small silver leafed begonia (in a 2 inch pot ) that Tibor gave me, it has taken off and is blooming too. He says that his plant is bigger and fuller but hasn’t bloomed, it’s probably the extra light in our greenhouse that is giving our plants a longer stretch of daylight.
In the back yard crocus are blooming. Spring is not far away.