Hello Lori and of course I'll accept the friend request! I have not been on CA for quite some time, or VAA for that matter, but I am now at least getting back to speed on VAA. I'll have to start posting here again. Let me know what you wanted to know about Photoshop and I'll gladly help. I use it for work alot and it is quite a great tool on many levels.
Thanks again Lori. I hope you are right, but we'll see. Happy thanksgiving to you and your family as well. I loved your recent still life and all the detail you put into it. I'm afraid I'm not patient enough to use the old masters' techniques. Over the past year and a half I have gotten my alla prima technique to finally come around and find it very comfortable.
Thanks Lori. I'm still around but haven't been doing the monthly challenges since early this year. I've been busy painting outdoors. I've had quite a few visitors to my show, but no sales yet. It's up for another couple of weeks, and I've got a holiday gift show with 7 other artists in the same place weekend after next; I will have smaller works, greeting cards and some deeply discounted plein air studies for sale and this might generate some sales of work in my show. Then the next weekend, again at the same place, there's a reception for a juried show they hung last week with one of my paintings in it. The week after that there's a fund raising holiday gala at the hospital that I work and I have donated a dozen plein air paintings to the hospital foundation. So somewhere along the way some of my paintings will find new homes and I will have some new collectors. I'm pretty pleased with all that, but since it's really about the journey, I have really been enjoying all the plein air painting and love that practice may not make perfect but it sure brings improvement. Thanks for asking about me. Stu