Well, it is not quite summer here in the mountains, but getting
close, and we've probably now had our last snow of the season.
It's also plein-air time, and it's great to get outdoors and paint.
I have long felt that, although most of my work is done in the
comfort of the studio, my best studio paintings would not be
possible without the good habits built while observing life and
painting from life. These habits need to be renewed frequently. I
normally paint outdoors with other painters, and of course that is
the other benefit -- a break from the solitude of the long hours in
the studio, and the comraderie of those engaged in a common
Referring back to my winter news, I'm pleased to say that the solo
show in Washington DC was very well received. The show is now over
but the gallery (Susan Calloway Fine Arts) still has an excellent
selection of my paintings, so if you are visiting Washington or live
there, I hope you'll get a chance to stop by.
We also had successful spring shows in Houston and Dallas, and as
usual enjoyed the great Texas hospitality. A big THANK YOU to all of
the customers who made the successful shows in Washington and Texas
possible. The next shows will be in Chicago...I lived there for two
years in my younger days and always enjoy a return visit to the