Yesterday afternoon I was at Thompson Center for the afternoon to demo and talk to those viewing this years Atrium Exhibit of 2D work by members of Illinois Artisans. It was nice to chat with some friends that stopped by and some of the other participating artists. This one week show is always a good way to start off the year and helps to get me back into work mode. This is the fifth year for this exhibit and I am proud to have been a part of all five! The watercolor in the photo is 12x9 and was an exercise in layering washes of color. I consider it one of several studies for some paintings about solar energy and self sufficiency in rural areas.