I have to apologize for the lack of a January newsletter. I don't know what happened; before I knew it, January was gone. Similar to that perfect light source when you're painting Plein Air.
Anyway, a new year and new works moving toward completion. If all goes well I'm hoping to have three pieces entered in the Baum School Student Show starting 2/16/17. If you're in the Allentown, PA area on the 16th, stop by from 6 to 8PM. Most shows I've been to have many beautiful paintings displayed and for sale. The refreshments aren't bad either.
I'm initiating a degree of studio discipline this month. I have work to get done before the February show and I have to quit looking at and start finishing it. Then there's the issue of framing... yikes!
I'm looking for an athletic male model. I've never painted a man; I think it's time.
Quick news item: I recently used Gamblin's Neo Megilp on "The Dancer" pictured below. I believe it's a product meant to compete with Winsor Newton's Liquin. The Gamblin product is applies like Liquin, maybe a little more jelly-like, has NO odor, BUT takes longer to dry. Something like 72 hours have past since I used the product and it's still a little sticky. That could be a deal breaker for me as I'm always needing to get back in at some detail.
Addendum to follow mid month.
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