Thank you to all of you for your kind birthday wishes.
Last night, a group of artists I know from the weekly figure drawing session all drove to Pomona for an opening of a friend of mine, Esther Shaw. The opening was at a place called SCA Project. You can check out the website here. It was such a beautiful show! It seems like there was a good turnout. Pomona has a "Second Saturday Art Walk", so we spent some time looking at some of the other galleries in the area, too. It is always exciting to look at the creative things other artists are doing. Here is a photo of Esther, her husband Mike, and their granddaughter, standing in front of one of Esther's paintings.
I am planning another day in the studio today. I had a fairly good day painting on Friday, so I hope to repeat that! It can be so disheartening to spend a long day in the studio and come out feeling as though it was a waste. That does happen sometimes. This isn't a very good photograph, but here is one of the paintings I worked on. I think it is finished, but I will let it sit for a couple of days, just to be sure.