So, I was out in the field sketching the sunset on Tuesday for around 20 minutes, and the sky could be described as this gray, that gray, another gray, plus ... gray. The difficult decision many evenings is when to stop looking; I decided it wasn’t going to change. A while later I get a text from Laura, my wife, as she's headed home from town: “Gorgeous sunset!” WHAT???! Apparently, I missed a spectacular change that sometimes happens with multi-layered cloudy skies at twilight. OOPS. But, based on my notes and things Laura told me, I've made up for missing the sunset ... by making it up.
Sneaked away from the lingering visitors at my show's reception to sketch sunset and rain over the Blue Ridge. Some music by Mussorgsky (see title) might work with this. THANKS to the wonderful people who came out last night and made my opening not only successful but fun — two qualities that don't always go together! Show is up til May 3rd.
If you follow The Very Rich Hours painting series only through this site, you could very well have the impression that it ended in December. That is not the case! The series continues, in its ninth year, but the host server for this site became so slow, it was impossible to paint, shoot, post to the Facebook page and Twitter, upload prints, and post here. This site is dormant but not dead ... it simply needs a makeover. Until we get that done, you can get the paintings every day on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/theveryrichhours) or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/veryrichhours/. Thanks!