First, just a word about my progress......I had hoped to wrap up my pastel of Terry last weekend, but I also really felt the need, after working on it over the past weeks, to wrap up my website expansion. It felt great to get my web work done, but as you might guess, I'm a bit tapped out, so have just been resting before resuming my progressive portrait posts.
Meanwhile, I want to thank Dean Grey for again honoring me with the Passion for Painting Award, and for recognizing my work on Grander Joy of Spirit with such kind words on his blog. I invite you to check out Dean's beautiful work. There are some surprising and exciting views of Chicago to see through his photographs, a pet portrait I love called "Velvet", beautiful still-lives, sketches and paintings. Apart from his technical skill as an artist, and passion for painting, Dean is also a very creative thinker, as even the name of his blog--Exploding Donut, and the story behind the name, reveals.