|Down To The Water. My last painting of 2013.|
You know, we tend to think that most years are memorable in some way. The year of a special occasion; Births, deaths, weddings, divorces, promotions and new jobs. We remember those years as important mile-markers on our journey on the road of life. But in reality, most years are uneventful and unremarkable paving stones on that long road. 2013 (pronounced Twenty-Thirteen) was like that for me. Nothing spectacular, just a ho-hum kinda year. Nothing wrong with that.
As I look back on the art side of 2013, (pronounced Twenty-Thirteen) I notice that my production of paintings was down somewhat. I still go to my studio and paint every day, but instead of cranking out a painting every other day, I was taking a couple of weeks or so to complete a picture. There are several reasons for my slowing down, but I think the biggest reason was that I was going for quality over quantity. Fat load of good that did me!
So allow me, faithful reader, to show some of the paintings I produced in 2013 (pronounced Twenty-Thirteen):
The year didn't start out horribly. I think I did a couple of nice pieces.
|First Light, Fresh Snow|
|After The Storm|
|Hugging The Shore|
Then I had a bit of a dry spell. I painted some God-awful dogs that shall never see the light of day.
Then, I think I righted the ship as the year started to slip away:
|Hanging Around On Fish Beach, Monhegan|
And then there was this one...
|In The Woodshed|
Oh, there were more, but I think these are indicative enough of the past years efforts. The best thing about a year like last one is that there's so much more to look forward to in the next year!
I hope your 2013 (pronounced Twenty-Thirteen) was a happy one, and I wish all of us in the happy Maine-ly Painting family to have an awesome 2014!
Say it any way you like.