But I've been working a bit more slowly as I learn to look more closely and paint more deliberately. I've finished a couple of Charleston paintings.
I've also been experimenting with drawing on plates.
And finally, I end the year with an art award from the LCAA Holiday Art Show (where I sold the space painting last year--at a loss) I won the "Theme Award" for my painting Freesia. (The theme was "Joy.")
This painting had been hanging up in the Heritage Center for the month of November, and I was intending to pick it up to take home when I was there helping accept art for the show. I found out that because I had gotten more than two sponsors for the show (I got three), I could enter one painting for free. The easiest thing to do was to just enter this one. And, voila, I'm an award-winning artist without even really trying. There is a lesson in there somewhere. It came with a $50.00 award, so this year, I came out ahead.