Friday, May 23, 2008

Caution: Nudity

Usually around this time, I am in Florida attending the Forgotten Coast Paint Out. And usually I am planning my trip to Monhegan, to which I usually go in July-August to catch all the tourist money. The best time to really go is September. Not as many people and perfect weather. But, with the timing of Baby Boy Covell's arrival (August 4th), I made the decision to stay put. So with the ending of my part time assistant job because of morning sickness(or all day yacking, as I call it) and the (sort of) bedrest I was ordered, I have not been making any money, which bothers me more than I thought it would.
But I have been doing some painting. No plein air painting, though. Can't imagine being out all day when I have to pee every 30 minutes, eat every 2 hours, and get a sunburn just thinking about it. And I am either shivering cold or sweating my toosh off, sometimes at the same time. I am not complaining. I will take all that over nausea any day!

So here is a sampling of some work:

This is a study with a gorgeous model wearing this silly head wrap.

Here is a little study of my turp jar. It has been to Maine, Florida, and San Luis Obispo.

And I think I will never, ever tire of painting pears.

And here is the nudity I promised. This is Laura and her boobs.

So, yes, I will miss all my friends in Florida and on Monhegan this year. And painting there of course. And I will miss the money that I might have made. I have a hunch that that will change the moment I look into my son's eyes for the first time.


Dave said...

amazing boobs...ahem, drawings.

ks1k said...

It is great to see that you are doing some painting.