Swamp Rose

It's been a long summer, it seems. School gets out very early hear and goes back even earlier. I've been neglecting the blog while I've been busy painting and trying to keep a six-year-old entertained. He's already in his second week of first grade now! And with more time to blog, a little more peace and quiet for concentrating, and liberal application of coffee, I may just find more time to blog on a regular basis.

I sketched this painting in the spring time, before school got out, I think. I hate to admit my sketchbook has been sadly neglected since then as I've been in a scramble to get paintings ready for Dragon*Con. The finish line is in sight and I'm looking forward to spending a lot of time sketching this fall.

I think this piece is finished now, but I have to wait for my signature to dry. Once I have all of the oil paintings for Dragon*Con finished, I'll photograph them all at once, probably. It's easier to set everything up one time, since it requires easels, tripods, and special lighting.

In the next couple of days, I will be putting up pre-orders for limited edition prints. They are finally coming back! "Swamp Rose" will be among them, along with most of my new work and some older pieces that were never released as limited edition prints before I moved from Montana to Georgia. I have a little bit more work to do to prepare for the pre-orders, then I'll be ready.