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Day 20 – “Mary” (sweet and simple) — and the film is a wrap

Day 20 - "Mary",  Acrylic on Masonite board, 24" x 18", $350
Day 20 – “Mary”, Acrylic on Masonite board, 24″ x 18″, $350

Filming went well for an art funding pitch that I’m planning. It has to be edited but I am sure that Halsey Fulton will do a great job. We’ll weed out the best footage soon and I still have to find perfect music to go along with the content… any music ideas you may have will be appreciated! It’s a scary project in a way, as it is entails writing and painting for 365 days straight; but the funding from art patrons will allow me to make this my primary work for a year, if it flies. If not, then ill have a great movie to keep on my site. The only issue I had with it was that I looked like Mrs. Doubtfire (wrong outfit). Then art sales will sustain my other bills.

The photo,here, is Halsey Fulton himself, with his newly acquired “White Hand Madonna” — so glad he liked it!

Halsey Fulton, Film Videographer
Halsey Fulton, Film Videographer
He kept me on task and let me babble when I was on a roll. It was a lot of fun, as was the other film he did last month.

After filming, I settled down to paint this lovely “Mary”, named by my friend, studio neighbor Cheryl Cavalvonte after I asked her opinion. “Mary,” she blurted out. Her gift of a handful of organic cheerio-type cereal was much appreciated, as was the title. A demure Madonna with a doe-eyed baby. Sweet. Cheers were had, over tea at Angelina’s; then home for family time with Mom…

The finishing touches will be on Mary’s lips; otherwise, I like her simplicity…

All is well on this bitterly cold night.

View from Alta Luna Studio
View from Alta Luna Studio
And I’ll close with a photo of the pretty view from my studio window, looking West. It like a dream, painting here. It is a well restored historic site, now part of my Madonna Night history.

That’s a Wrap!