[singlepic id=284 w=460 h=362 float=] Serenity is both the title of my newest pastel study, and what I hope to find a bit of in my studio for the next few weeks. My next show, Bellevue Arts Museum, isn't until the last full weekend in July and I hope to get some serious painting done between now and then. My goal for next week is to use this study for an oil painting to take to Bend and/or Sausalito later this summer, although I realize I will be pushing it for drying time. It's not as if I don't have plenty of oils to take with me already. I do, however, have other shows coming up, and I guess I'm just never quite satisfied with what I have. I suppose that's to be expected in a situation where a sale requires having just the right piece in front of just the right person at the right time. Small wonder artists are constantly second-guessing themselves. Or are they? Is it just me?

See what I mean?