This spring has been such a whirlwind of fun that I haven’t stopped and written like I should. I can’t bring myself to apologize too profusely because I am more of a painter than a writer after all, but I admit I have been neglectful again.
Since May, I have had a number of travel opportunities where I have taken pictures for future paintings, lectured on the rich heritage of the Arts in America, painted on historical sites in historical attire, and just plain had fun.
This picture was taken over the 4th of July while I was working (playing) on Washington Island, Wisconsin. Although painting en plein air is not correct for the time period I represent (Regency in 1803) it is showy, pulls people in, and provides a perfect segue to talk to them about the impact and chronology of art movements, evolution of medium, and the importance of art in society both in the past and today.