The barn/studio has a charcoal grey metal roof, installation shown here. All of last weekend was spent raising the barn, putting up trusses, laying the roof. Many volunteers helped! I was the camp cook! The weather was great, a bit muggy on Sunday, but no rain. I have lots of shots that I took on my son's camera that show the various stages of construction. Future postings to come.
This painting is posted for Iona who saw part of the image in a previous post about Tom the Russian Blue. It is hanging on my bedroom wall. This is the last of a series of four. One is with my sister at her home in Lakewood and two were donated to an Aids Ward at a local hospital in Cleveland. The inspiration for the paintings came while birding one spring morning. The tree swallows were flying in incredible patterns through sunlight and tall grasses.
Ground has been broken for our barn/studio and the hard labor has begun. Bob and our friend Scuzzy Miller are working together to build it. We'll have more help coming in later in the week and over the weekend. For now we'll build a pavilion. In the spring we'll put up walls and after that we'll work on the interior. It'll be a year or so before I'm in my new, larger space. It will be well worth the wait. Twice the size of my current studio! I have dreams and plans for holding painting workshops, having yoga classes and other great get togethers.