Instead of painting this weekend, I will enjoying the Mizuno Lone Star Classic at the Dallas Convention Center. This is a good wide -angle shot but still doesn't show it all. This tournament is a national qualifier for Junior Olympics and there are 96 courts that are used from morning till evening. Each court has about 6 matches...that's appx 12 games a day unless there is a tie...then a few more games. Three days of play. Imagine 96 courts, each with about 10 girls all yelling and screaming at the same time. Then add, 96 or more if the teams are warming up, volleyballs flying around. It is loud, competitive, energetic and so much fun. This is Lauren's last big tourney playing for Austin Juniors Mizuno teams and then she is off to college. I'm going to take tons of pictures of all my friends and many of these cute girls I've admired and befriended over the years. Go 18 Mizuno I might take a sketch pad....but every time I start sketching I get hit with a volleyball...so I might do the sketching at the hotel.
Starting work again on "Empire to Ashes" series. El Dorado, the lost city of gold..... buried somewhere in the jungles of South America...if it exists at all...yet the mysteries and legends live on. 36x36 acrylic on canvas
I finally finished this unique piece. Trying to keep it abstract while telling the story of a warm September evening was an exercise in layers, many adjustments, color changes and line. I think it's finally done!
My orange acrylic on paper just won 3rd place at the Georgia Watercolor society XXXII National Exhibition. Maybe the fun I had painting this one showed. The bird is a very abstract cross between a Toucan and a Parrot....thus title. I have great fun painting mixed bird varieties.....:)