Another long break with occasional little paintings... and now I am back again. What got me going again? A neighbour who paints and demands that I do it too. Thanks! That worked.
These first ones are not award winners, but I will keep trying: two 6x6 acrylic on cradled board "Sunflowers", a 12x16 oil on canvas of a swimmer,and a 16x8 oil on foil/board of a mountain brook.
Oil paintings still waiting to be finished someday are three 12x12s of a body builder, a 16x16 piano player and two 8x10 Irish bridges.
Valley Visual Artists
Merritt once had a local art group called "Valley Visual Artists." They painted together regularly, organized annual art shows and hosted art workshops. It faded away, but never really disappeared. Maybe the VVA will rise again...