Long summer days and the slow fade to night.
I love this time of year. The days still getting longer. Campfires the perfect ending to the day.
So much work to do for my August solo show at Abend Gallery in Denver. I made the time for this little commission. Just putting the finishing touches on the piece, shipping this week.
More inspiration from Lake Pend Oreille. These long days are my favorite.
I sent this image to Abend Gallery as a promo shot for my solo show in August. I have resisted selling this painting, holding onto it for the exhibit.
I am always excited to see a new summer rolling in. The winters are long so it seems like we earn the warmth up in North Idaho. Forest fires are a big downside, they are getting worst by the year.
Winter Light, 20”x24” acrylic
So hard to let the summer go. Each year I promise to make the very most of the season. Yet it has slipped away while I was pushing paint around. Winter is coming, I don’t hate it. The silent isolation is made for painting.
My Aunt Anna and Uncle Mike came through North Idaho on their way back to Wyoming. They had never seen this part of the state so it was fun to give them a little lake tour. I gave them this little sunset painting as my Aunt has talked about owning one of my paintings for years!
Once again you made me your fool. All those warm days and late nights the sun barely resting. I tried so hard to keep you by my side.
Now you are off to some southern land. I laugh as you go but I will never forgive you. I prize my solitude and I will cling to the darkness. Maybe I will pine over an old photo of you this winter. In April a sparrow might spark a faint memory.
Damn, I just want you to come back.
Where has the summer gone? I am working on pieces for an October show and already dreading summers departure. Dig deep, that’s all there is to do.