Wednesday with my Monks...

Today I devoted three hours to my Monk skin on "Green Peace".  Little did I know that my time would fly by and all I'd have to show for it would be four hands and two faces, each no more than a six inches square.

I have a photo for you of my left monk...he was considerably easier to paint because of his sleepy, contented look.  My other monk, the guy on the right, was too happy and looking a bit like a deer in headlights.  I wish he would have smirked or something for my photo....it's going to be hard to paint him looking like a monk human and not a monk cartoon...

I'm not showing you my right-side monk painted yet because I'm not happy with how he's turned out.  I plan to rework him tomorrow.  Will post photos then.  

I do have three other smaller works, in the works. Will share sketches with you tomorrow but here's a hint...Have you ever napped under the canopy of a rather large tree?  

Will also be working on my chapel tomorrow.  Crunchtime for my March show is quickly approaching.

One more thing...The Hospice Cup (regatta race!) is fast approaching!  It's Hospice of the Chesapeake's biggest fundraiser each year.  MFA artists are invited to submit an original work of art to be considered for The Hospice Cup marketing materials and posters that are sold.  It's quite an honor to be chosen.  Anyhow, in 2014, I lost the competition by two votes (!).  Needless to say, I'm coming back this year with my big guns.  So, If you have any great ideas for a regatta themed piece, send them to me telepathically, ok?

Hope you are toasty and dry where you are...stay tuned for more visual stimuli tomorrow....I'm off to the French Press (again).  This weather makes it hard to stay awake...