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Winter days...

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It's nearing the end of another year.  2013 has been amazing all around.  The success of our book Acrylic Solutions and the DVD's that pair with it has been energizing, along with the fun project of designing stencils with Artistcellar.  I've done more than my share of teaching this year as well and have met so many terrific people.  I thank each of you because you are who inspire me to come up with more and more ways to make acrylics sing!  It takes the combination of your enthusiasm and my imagination to get the wheels turning. Your quesstions always fuel my mind to seek ways to respond with creative solutions or techniques.  I hope you never stop asking questions. 

At times it gets so busy with the teaching part that I forget to paint for myself.  The winter light darkens the studio by 3 in the afternoon and I don't like painting with artificial light.  I did get to spend a bit of time remaking a piece this week.  It's on it's third life actually.  I will post the last life at the end.  This piece just feels like winter to me.  I live in SoCal as you know.  But winter changes here too.  The mornings can be foggy and sometimes frosty and by late afternoon the sky takes on that blue almost gray color we know as Paynes' Gray.  There are mountains all around Pasadena.  Winter is the best time to see them.  So here is to winter days whereever you are, to new beginnings in 2014, to more inspiration and to continued artful adventures.

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Artfully yours, Chris

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