Right now I need to take off for a 7 hour drive to the Mattatuck Museum in Connecticut. I have the honor of having one of my paintings juried into the Connecticut Pastel Society's National Exhibition. Hope and Longing (above) is a picture with a strong emotional concept. I painted it last year in honor of my Mom who died 10 years ago. While painting I listened to all her favorite arias. Funny how it made me feel closer to her. It began as a sad piece but some how hope wiggled its way in and it became a whole different thing.
Lucky for me I will also use it as an excuse to visit my brother and nephew. I hope to stop and paint along the way, of course!