Sunday, September 25, 2011


Well, here I am weeks since I last posted.  Its been a busy month.  My show in Juneau went well.   I went on the ferry on the Wednesday before the first Friday (September 3)  opening to hang the show..... Aimee went in to help me and I couldn't have done it without her.    I had 39 pieces.  It was such a relief to get them hung.

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.



Mary Anne Cary said...

Congrats on your show Carole, and congrats on your checkup! I have been so busy, I think about painting, but don't have much time these days, summer was hectic, my son got married and I still have stuff on the agenda!! Your paintings look great, hope you are painting a lot and enjoying life!!

martinealison said...

Je vous souhaite plein de bonnes choses... j'ai hâte de voir vos prochaines peintures.
merci pour les photos de vos dernières gouaches.
Gros bisous

Carole Baker said...

Thank you Mary Anne and Martine. I really appreciate your kind words.