October 7, 2014.
Jim’s wife here. I just wanted to let everyone know that we’re going to Venice, Italy for the winter. This is earthshaking news, because Jim never wants to go anywhere but downstairs. However, he caught me coming back from my recent art residency to iceland, and decided to get in on the fun. But he wanted to go to Venice, which he’s been interested in his whole life. And he wanted to stay for as long as possible before coming back.
So I am in charge of arranging a 3 month stay in La Serenissima, and will be keeping this blog up to date while we are there.
While we are in Venice, Jim is planning to start a painting every day, which means that he’ll more or less finish one a day. We’re going to be there all winter, so that’s a lot of work.
He’ll be taking his pastels and drawing implements, and plenty of his own handmade paper, and he might stray into acrylic painting while he works, but mainly he will be producing small pastel paintings of scenes of venice.
Since Jim thinks people might be interested in these quick pastels and drawings of Venice, I (the wife) decided to put up this page, and proudly display all his sketches and paintings for the three months we will be working in venice. I’ll put up my stuff, too, mainly scarves and some watercolors. And everything will have a pricetag on them, so that people who follow our blogs and like our work can have a little piece of our time in Venice. Which will help us afford our little time in Venice.