Although it was a rainy night, which is pretty much par for most days and nights for the last couple of months, there were quite a crowd there. Over the years, I've gotten to know a lot of people in Juneau and it was fun seeing some of them and meeting new folks.
A few days after the opening, I flew to Seattle for my one year check up..... happily still cancer free and I don't need to get checked out again for another year. What a relief! I"m so glad to have the uncertainty and check ups every 3 months over with.
With a clean bill of health and the stress of my show behind me, I was anxious to get home and back in the studio, but a came down with an awful cold and spent much of the first week home recovering. Finally got to studio last week and decided to do a little woodblock print. Its for the 50 Baren exchange which I couldn't resist signing up for.
This was a little gouache painting I did last month and used as a reference for the print.... also the view out my studio window.
Here is the print. I had to make 100 of them for the exchange. I mistakenly forgot to do a mirror image on my block and am still having a hard time getting use to it. It is only 2 1/2 by 3 1/2. It is mostly reduction. I had to do an extra block for the light green area on the right which I didn't get dark enough the first time.
As I mentioned before, its been a very rainy fall. But today started out quite gorgeous and I biked down to the beach after lunch to paint.
The sun disappeared and it got pretty cold before I got much done.
I did manage to draw and paint this in my sketch book. I started a larger gouache which I'll try to finish in the studio tomorrow.