I have really been working hard lately, not so much doing new work, but taking a lot of framed pastels apart and re-matting them with only mat, glass, masonite backing, and four clips to hold them together. They have twine wound around the four clips on back to make them more secure and provide a place to hang. I haven't counted them all, but there are close to seventy now.
That's enough! Whew! I have two sales and a show coming up in November and did not want to be scrambling around.
I have only posted a few of them on this site, so if anyone wants to see more, let me know, or better yet, come to my sale at the San Antonio Country Club. I have to provide names of any guests, so email me if you would like to go. The show is on a Thursday, November 6, from 9 am to 4 pm.
Today I am posting a few pics of pastels I am doing to unwind. And yes, I was looking through Monets Years in Giverney when I started the waterlilies. I can understand why he did so many, it is very relaxing painting them. They will likely be the last ones for a few months because I am switching to oils after these. I have all these nice empty frames now and am going to have masonite cut to fit and paint cactus for a month or two. Why would anybody paint an old cactus? I can't explain it either!