Today I took a drive down to Sarasota to visit the Southern Atelier studios. It was an inspirational visit, as I was really blown away by the art the students were producing under the instruction of the teachers there. Very impressive, traditional style portraiture covered the walls, making it easy to see the studios success inevitable. The owner and main instructor is from New York and very talented. It most definitely will be worth the drive to pursue a workshop or classes in the future.
As far as my work is going – it is coming along slower than I had anticipated, but I am crawling out of the muck that had muddled my brain, sucking the inspiration out of me lately. I have but a few short weeks to go on my quest to complete “Bob” and with some extra hours put in this weekend I will prevail. This visit to Sarasota has inspired me to work. I must stop making the mistake of feeling fatigue and allowing it to conquer my work schedule, which has vanished over these past few weeks.
I have a painting up for auction in October, benefiting breast cancer research – I will give details as soon as I get them in. Until then – happy painting 🙂