Today was a day to pursue other art projects. Gail went off island for the day so I focused on the empty canvases and hunted for a spot to start a painting. Shirley and I had planned to go en plein aire but the wind and the snow kept us indoors looking out.
|paints packed up. canvas awaits.|
Everyday CJ comes around. He merrows outside under my window and I get up and let him in. He merrows down the hall from me and I get up and feed him. I do the same at home for Looloo and Caesar. He, I am sure, is happy to find a trained human.
CJ came with us as we searched for something to paint.
This is what caught my eye:
and this is what caught his eye just to the left of me:
After a few hours my vantage point was translated into this painting
Just as I finished Shirley's nephew Ben arrived to visit her and I benefited from his fondness for his aunt as he brought with him 2 kinds of cheese, a hearty bread, a bottle of Greek wine. Shirley prepared lentil soup.
|off-island bounty: bread, cheese, wine, apples and a diet coke|
Raising the standards EVEN MORE for visitors coming to see us at a residency, Ben did the dishes.
That's the best guest you can hope for.