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Prudence, oil on canvas, 9"x12".  Sold.

There's something about January that makes me want to use a lot of red in my work.  I assume it has to do with the grey climate, or boredom, or perhaps I'm just really anticipating Valentine's Day.  I think it has to do more with the grey climate and the general gloom that sits just outside of my window.  I was feeling so cooped up the other day that I  decided to plan a trip to somewhere warm and exotic.  Five hours later, I had exhausted my online resources and depressed myself even further when I discovered that I had very expensive taste.  Crazy expensive taste.  As I've mentioned in previous posts, I don't travel well...I really don't.  I need at least two double vodka tonics to even board an aircraft, nevermind spend more than five hours inside of one.   Then, hotel rooms always disturb me a little.  I have a fear of hotel bedspreads, but I won't get too involved in that one.  Eventually I had planned my dream vacation to San Francisco and surrounding wine country that was perfect and then it dawned on me that it was the wrong time of year for tiptoeing through the vineyards.    So, I shut the computer down and cooked a giant Mexican feast for John and I (complete with very tasty Margaritas and some Latin inspired music).  It seemed to hit the spot until I woke up at 3 am with raging heartburn.

I never win with January.

4 Responses to “Prudence”

  1. I love Prudence. There is something about the lift of her shoulder that is so perfect. And I love that you put red in your January paintings – it brightens things for us, too! 🙂 I am jealous of your Mexican feast (sans heartburn)!
    -Amanda 🙂

  2. I am with you on the whole flying thing. My doctor prescribed my some valium which also works quite nicely. As Joan Cusack says to Melanie Griffith in “Working Girl,” “It just chills you, ever so slightly…”

  3. What a lovely painting, as all of them are!
    What a nice way to add flair to your “January”! Mexican fest with Margaritas and maracas! Oley! You are so creative and fun!


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