I am now writing a monthly blog for Jerry's Artarama. My first article with "Spatter" came out today, 01-08-10. It's entitled, "What is Art?" Articles by other artists contain fabulous information and great encouragement about art. I recommend it to everyone who wants to learn more and keep on doing art. The link is http://www.jerrysartarama.com/blog/ I am including it as a link on this page and my website. Heather Goldstein is the new VP of Artist Relations and is a gem to work with. Did you know there is a Jerry's in Ft. Collins? They have 15 stores nationwide. I've enjoyed their excellent customer relations for many years. Great art supplies. Now I will get back to painting. Hope to get a new one out today, all those photo references from Europe and the Western Slope have been calling to me for a long time! By the way, this painting is entitled, "Laundry Day, Italy." I finished it last month, it took me a week, and it is 12 x 16 in water-soluble oil. $700 framed, $600 unframed. I was in Tuscany in June of 2005. The location of this painting was a hill town we walked to almost every day for coffee or pasta or wine or something. The path took us past vineyards, olive groves, and lavender lined walks. Fabulous. I want to return as soon as possible! Let me know if you are interested in going on a painting workshop with me here this summer!