Monday, January 5, 2009

Back in the Groove



I don't know about ya'll but the holidays throw me off. The schedule becomes terribly chaotic and it makes it hard to get out and get anything done. My painting was very sporadic and blogging ceased entirely. But school starts tommorrow and the groove is coming back.
Over the holidays the house was usually full of little girls. We had the two Vietnamese girls, Tram and Nikki, that stay with us on weekends and holidays. For those of you who don't know, the oldest is the roommate of my oldest daughter at Webb School and the younger one is her little sister and a freshman there. They are 5 day boarders, so they are with us on the weekends and holidays. Add to that 4 girls that my youngest had over the week of New Year's and the 4 my oldest had fly in that she goes to the Duke University T.I.P. program with each summer. They do a good job of staying in touch each year and this was the first chance they had to get together away from the T.I.P. program. They have a lot in common and from all appearance they had a great time together. Needless to say, with shopping and Christmas the week before, and then the house full of girls New Year's week, productivity at Kevin Menck Fine Art has reached an all time low. However, like I said before, school starts tommorrow and productivity should get back to pre-holiday levels.
Also over the holidays I picked up a third gallery. It is in Lewes, Delaware. I have been to Lewes and it is a very high end weekend get away place and it has tons of old east coast village charm. It is a beautiful area that I hope to get to paint in more often now that I have an excuse. The gallery is the Peninsula Gallery there in Lewes.
Alright, now let's go painting.

14 comments:

C. Ousley said...
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Doug said...

Yea! new paintings to look at! I think half of the hits to your blog are me looking to see if you have posted a new painting. :0)

Congrats on lining up a third gallery! Now you HAVE to get busy... right?

C. Ousley said...

Glad to see you back in the groove even though you are using the kids as an excuse for your slacking.
My favorite part is where the bark is peeled off the tree and the gray peeking through the foilage.

Kevin Menck said...

Slacking?Slacking? This is nothing. You should have seen me slacking back in the Harris days...sleeping in the library, Hackey-sack all afternoon, man those were the days.
Oh, by the way, you two guys (Chris, Doug) make up my entire fan club. Thanks for the comments.

C. Ousley said...

Well, enough art stuff sunk in despite your slacker Harris days! Now get to it!

mike rooney studios said...

i'm with chris
my fave is the light colored tree part where the bark peeled. my eye went right to that part.
really nice.
i know what you mean about the holidays. i got out of sorts as well. like some say "life got in the way of painting"
glad to see you posting again.

mike rooney studios said...

oh yeah!
add me to the fan club *)

Kevin Menck said...

Mike Rooney, you sir have been added to the register. You are now a member of the Kevin Menck Fine Art Fan Club in good standing.Thanks for the support!

Keith Tilley said...

I know just what you mean about getting started after a break. You've certainly got back into the groove with these two. The trees are superb.

Kevin Menck said...

Thanks for the comment on the tree painting Keith. Truthfully, that was one of the hardest paintings I have pulled off in a while. It was an immense struggle(values, values, values) and actually changed a couple of times as I painted it.By the time I had finished, it was getting dusky dark and cold and I called it quits.I still wasn't sure about it until I got it home and looked at it awhile.

Carol DeMumbrum said...

I love seeing what you paint each week! I was also a Harris slacker.

Kevin Menck said...

Carol!
If you get a chance e-mail and let me know where you are at and what you are doing.

Jeff Blackwell said...

You should have called your friend that takes you horseback riding! That would have saved you from all the screaming girls for at least a day !

Mary K. said...

Hey! I only flew in THREE girls! :)
Just kidding, I like reading your blog now, Daddy!