As well, I did some plein air painting this week and last. Neither of them are finished, but you can see the progress on both of them by clicking In the Studio
On a very sad note, in the last two weeks, I have lost 3 dear friends. One is the gallery owner in Springfield, who was such a supporter of my own artistic efforts and of many other local artists: Robert Steele of Steelepointe Gallery on Limestone. As Brian said, "Mom, he was your friend." Yes, he was more than a gallery owner and my framer; he was my friend and Brian's. He always asked about Brian. He framed some of Brian's pieces as well. The gallery is closing. A very sad time. Many people will miss him. One other friend, in the art world just passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack: Yvonne Stevens. The third person lost this week was the dear brother of one of my art friends.
Life is short.
The joy of our heart has ceased; our dance has turned into mourning. (16) The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned! (17) Because of this our heart is faint; because of these things our eyes grow dim; (18) Because of Mount Zion which is desolate, with foxes walking about on it. (19) You, O Lord, remain forever; your throne from generation to generation, (20) Why do you forget us forever, and forsake us for so long a time? (21) Turn us back to you, O Lord, and we will be restored; renew our days as of old, (22) Unless you have utterly rejected us, and are very angry with us! (quite the opposite: God is not angry)