As I promised in my May 1 post, three paintings — “Purple Glass,” “Sublime,” and “Christmas Glow” — which I based on the spectacular nature photography of my nephew Dave Pellegini, now appear on the Prints and Paintings page. (For a closer look at Dave’s work, here is his website address: http://pellypieces.pixels.com. You’ll find all sort of good things there.) In addition, I placed four small watercolor paintings on the page too. They are limited palette studies of a single subject, a flower-filled watering can with bananas and a teacup. (The watercolors are intermingled with the paintings from Dave’s photos; I have yet to master the knack of placing media items like prints and paintings exactly where I would like to put them on the page. I gather it’s a problem other wordpress users have too.) I had hoped to enter the watercolors in a “Small Works Show” at the Yellow Barn Studio on the weekend of July 20-21, but it turns out that we’ll be with our family at the Jersey shore in Cape May that weekend, so I won’t be able to participate in the show, and the flower-filled watering cans will have to make their exhibition debut at some later date.
On the literary front, as I suggested back in May, I have in hand fair copies of more than forty much-revised poems that Ann and I will be sorting through over the next few weeks before offering the survivors to Rennie McQuilkin for possible publication by Antrim House. I hope that he’ll like them.