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Monday, November 9, 2015

Leap of Faith


It took a leap of faith
and an immeasurable amount of help from family and friends...
To leave snow shovels behind
and head home to Atlanta.


And 
WHOA!
I could NOT have gotten luckier to score this awesome new studio space!


It usually takes me a while to break in a new studio, 
So I began a painting from life
to help adjust to new light sources.


The plan was to do a study on paper first,
then try to tackle the large canvas.


However,
the last brushstroke of the study had not yet dried
when I was contacted about two awesome commissions!


A GINORMOUS 72"x72" sandwich painting commission


and a killer portrait commission!!


So purse off the easel for now
and I'm happily settled in and working on the study for the sandwich! :D

In-progress shots coming soon!


It's good to be home! :)

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

The gingkos miss you... at least the Illinois ones do, however, they're happy you're in a better place. :)

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Happy that you are going to a place that makes you happy. Am always inspired by your work, and wish you the very BEST in Atlanta!

Kym Chambers said...

Yeah!!! I'm so happy to hear that you are back in Atlanta! This is great! Do you have any workshops planned any time soon? You are now only an hour away from me!!! Welcome back to the south!

Marcia said...

We LOVE having you andHenry back in the ATL! Welcome home!

Carol Blackburn said...

Congratulations and all the best in your new home. Looks like you are off to a wonderful beginning.

Libby said...

Welcome to Atlanta! Have loved and followed your work for a long time and am happy that maybe I'll have an opportunity to see meet you. I know you've had your work at DK Gallery for a while and I'm happy for you that you feel at home back here so quickly! Your work is just wonderful! Congratulations!!

Jaap Pomstra said...

Welcome home, in Dutch: ik ben benieuwd hoe het broodje wordt.

Elizabeth Merchant said...

Sometimes ... when taking a leap of faith feels like falling down ... as an artist ... you are really rising. I have bookmarked your site. Kudos.

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you all so much! I am so very grateful for all your kind words and encouragement!! It truly means the world to me!!! Thank you!!