My painting this winter has often taken a back seat to shoveling snow and refilling the bird feeders. Then more shoveling. Shoveling out the mailbox. Shoveling the walkway. Shoveling a tunnel so that the oil delivery guy can get to the side of the house. I've also read a lot and taken quite a few notes for a possible new book. Not a zombie thriller, but a novel. It's just something I'm working on. It may never result in anything, but I do enjoy the research.
I did attend a critique session in January for artists at the Attleboro Arts Museum and found it helpful. It was a two hour session. There were six of us. Each of our works was 'critiqued' by our peers and the session leader who was an assistant professor. We were easy on one another which lead to feelings not getting hurt. However, I was expecting just a little more brutality, e.g. 'what do you really think of my subject, my composition, color, technique?' We got a little of that, but with the 16 ounce boxing gloves with short rounds. At any rate, I'd go to another.
This winter's work in painting is not yet finished. I've posted some of my work off to the right in the column. You also will see some in prior posts. Hope you find them interesting and enjoyable.