I wish all exhibits were this easy to pull together. On Monday, Richard Rosenfeld came to the studio and we looked through the paintings that were available, and framed, and a half hour later there was a selection ready for the March show. The only thing left to do is deliver them to the gallery next weekend, then decide what to wear. That wouldn't be an issue except that the artist showing in the front half of the gallery is my husband's cousin, Chuck Olson. I remember from years ago how much effort he put into his ensemble for openings. I haven't seen Chuck in ages, and that may have been a phase he passed through, but maybe not.
The painting above is called "Good Luck Point". This spot is around the point from where I go in the summer on Barnegat Bay in New Jersey. When we started going there in the 1980's, there was a lot of this wide open marshland along the bay, but most of it has been developed, with lagoons cut into the marsh and clunky houses cheek by jowl. Too bad.