Start of a new year

This year looks to be a good one for keeping me busy painting. I am going to be taking the second oil painting class through the University extension program, which follows on the first one I took a year ago. I have really enjoyed learning about and using oils. They are such fun to mix and manipulate. I am hoping to learn even more about this great medium. I am also going to take a three day workshop out in Vancouver, with the Federation of Canadian Artists. The instructor is Alan Wylie.  He is a wonderful artist, and I am really looking forward to this workshop.

This year there will be a number of shows as well, so I have a lot of incentive. I am looking forward to the rest of winter. I find that during this time of the year, when we are past the darkest days, my energies and focus return. I have finished two new paintings, which I have just posted, and almost done another one, which I hope to complete later this week. 

I am really feeling the travel bug, so I wonder if I will be able to do an overseas trip this year.  I'd like to combine travel with a workshop, likely in the fall as I love the light at that time of year. Spring here is so busy with the garden and summer is so short here that it is a shame to leave it for any length of time. So I will start looking into possibilities for later in the year. 

 Happy 2008 to all!

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