Every once in a while I experiment with cold wax and oil paint. So when I had some spare time a couple of Saturdays ago, I created these little "Yellow Mill" blocks. I painted (squigeed, is more like it) them en plein air, except I was working from the comfort of my Williams Mill Stone Building studio. This is the view from my studio window. The Yellow Mill (an 1850's lumber mill by the Credit River) was freshly painted this summer (an enormous task as this is one big building) and its yellow clapboard now glows against the bright blue sky. The sky really is more blue here at the Williams Mill. It 's gotta be all that "blue sky" thinking we do. lol
I made four of these cold wax panels. One sold before I had even signed it, and I received commissions to do two more. All this before they have even appeared in public in the "Big Show, Small Works" art exhibition & sale at the Williams Mill Gallery, (along with my chipmunk panels & Scotsdale Farm paintings) opening Nov. 9th, 2011. They are happy little paintings, aren't they?