Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
After attending the SEWE show in Charleston last week, Joe Garcia, Mel Fain, V....Vaughan and I spent four days at Ace Basin, south of Charleston. This is an annual event for us as we teach a one-day workshop there for the junior duck stamp winners for the state of South Carolina. Ace Basin is in the Colleton County low country - classic South Carolina marsh and swamp, teeming with wildlife - including alligators, mosquitoes and fire ants.
When we aren't teaching at Ace Basin, we're out painting. The wind blew over V's easel - and part of her turp bucket rolled down the bank into the alligator pond. Joe came to the rescue - but unfortunately, the missing part was lost forever to the muddy waters.
A few days ago I returned from the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, South Carolina.
My sales did not reflect the nasty rumor that the economy is in the ditch. I did really well. Considering the times, I am very grateful. Along with good sales comes the realization that I've got a show in Tulsa next weekend - so until I leave on Thursday, I'm back in the studio working hard.
Today I painted a little piece inspired by a trip to Colorado last summer. It's called, 'Knee Deep'.