The cherry tree was loaded this year. I've been a dervish in the kitchen this summer.
We got a cherry pitter and it makes the job easy. I put many quarts in the freezer.
Got up early and made a cherry galette and rhubarb dessert for festivities with the family later today.
Met up with a long lost buddy for a morning of printmaking (a week or so ago).
This painting is not typical of the work I've been up to but I wanted to post something for you. In this one I was experimenting with transparent layers of acrylic. I don't want to share the work until I can show it all in person at a local event. I'm up to number 19 now ((81 to go). I'm working large; the last one was 50x59". When I run out of canvas I'm going to start building braced wood panels and switch to cold wax and encaustic (not combined). I can't believe how happy I am just painting every day.
Next week I'll be teaching at EncaustiCamp in Salem, Oregon. Can't wait to get my brushes into the hot wax again; it's been too long.
Have a safe and pleasant holiday to my friends in the U.S. The sun is shining here and the temperature is 62 degrees farenheit; life is good.