February's a quirky month, veering away from schedule, but a degree of normalcy should return in March.
Ippy's on a trip to London and Boston, so our weekly drawing rendezvous will resume in late February.
I'm continuing with the 101 Faces project. I figure if I do 8 a month, I'll be in good shape.
I'm laying the groundwork for my larger paintings. It's going slowly, but it's happening nonetheless.
I'm keeping a regular sketchbook of whatever strikes my fancy and that is always a source of great pleasure.
I'm going to Charleston for a week, starting February 19, to begin work on my 2007 travel sketchbook project. I'll post my sketches from there as I did last October in Paris.
Here now are a few sketches, pulled from the miscellany that is February. This basket of strawberries is painted in my new sketchbook, filled with Fabriano Artistico soft press extra white paper.
Sunday I saw a powerful performance by my friend Jane Holding in a play by another friend, Allan Gurganus, adapted from his 'Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.' It was hard to draw because, of course, the theater was dark, and I had tears in my eyes for much of the performance.
I'll be in DC seeing our daughter C this weekend. I'm taking my sketchbook with me, but of course. See you there!