The weekend was filled with storm clouds, thunder and lightening. We even lost power for a few hours on Saturday. However, only 8/10 of an inch of rain fell on this dusty road. What a jip. All that bang and boom with nothing left to show for it other than a terrified dog and a couple of humid, sweaty morning runs. So it is.
The studio hasn't been without its share of trial and error. I have been wanting to work from a live model again, so I found one and arranged for her to come on Saturday. I started two paintings and took many photos (both before and after the power went out.) I woke up on Sunday, feeling excited to see what I could do with my material. I worked and struggled, and finally, in a fit of frustration, I wiped the paint away from both canvases. All that bang and boom with nothing to show for it but two canvases with a nice ground. So it is.
The good news is that we are getting a fence and a dog door installed. Soon, Pono will be able to go in and out as he pleases, and that will free me up for more focused hours in the studio. I am so excited about it. If Pono hadn't been driven to the safety of the master bathroom out of terror of thunder, he'd be excited, too. I have taken him out to examine his new domain, and he seemed cautiously optimistic. He did christen a few of the posts, in true male dog fashion.
|Pono in the new fenced in yard.|
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