The next day I stopped into Syracuse to visit my daughter Markie-
It was wonderful to see her! I can't believe she is already a senior.
That night I continued on to Rochester to visit one of my oldest friends Carol Acquilano.
She painted this yesterday- I shared my black gessoed acrylic technique with her.
And I did this one...
Below is a large piece on her easel right now...
her awesome studio...
She and I met at Museum school-we were in each other's weddings-we lost touch for 4 or 5 years and then bumped into each other in Florence in 1985-outside of the Statue of David in a HUGE crowd-and I spent two weeks with her after that painting in Cortona, and we reconnected later in London. We have not lost touch since and ironically she and I both now work in art museums. When we get together we pretty much eat and breathe art the whole time. Her paintings of Italy are so gorgeous and I love her abstract pieces.She inspires me a lot- she also makes books and is a printmaker -actually she can do anything!Today I stopped and visited the Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA on my way home and met with with the director of family programs there ( a work visit)- it was a beautiful place to visit on this perfect fall day. I wished I could paint there! ( of course)
I'm home again and it feels great! It was a jam packed weekend.
Al and Winnie were up in Maine- they are glad to home too!