After several days of oppressive humidity and heat, today a thunderstorm finally crashed into our desert day. Pono the dog is terrified of thunder, and has remained shivering and unhappy in the laundry room all day. I had to go outside, feel the coolness of the wet air, and watch the lightening rip across the sky. Thrilling!
Here is the first painting of the new series. "Surprise." Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches.
I have some exciting news - some of my figurative work has been included in a book written by my friend (and amazing artist), Carla Sonheim! The book is called Drawing Lab for the Mixed Media Artist, and it is available here. Now for the surprise part - I am giving away a copy of this book right here on my blog!!! You are most certainly wondering "how do I get a chance to win this book?" It's easy! Just leave a comment, explaining why you would like to own a copy of this book, and next Thursday, July 22nd, I will pick a winner from the comments. So you have one week to leave a comment! Good luck, and be sure to hop on over to Carla's blog for more book-related info, and to tell her Congratulations!