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Happy May 4th!
posted: May 4, 2012

Happy May 4th Everyone. A faux holiday if there ever was one. It's been a while since I posted something, so I thought I share some sketchbook drawings that I've been posting every now and then on Facebook.
Today I head back to the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT for a week of intensive painting. Last year during my session there, I never left my comfort zone and finished 13 watercolors and a few easel sized acylics. This year I'm throwing caution to the wind and  working very BIG. I'm bringing a large roll of canvas that I'm going to cut up and tack on the wall. I'll have 4 - 6 going at the same time and I plan on working fast, which is very different than the way I usually work. I am psyched and simitaneously terrified. I have no idea how this will play out. We shall see.


One of Two...

Two of Two...







9 comments
Rob Dunlavey May 4, 2012
Good luck with the Studio Center Hal. Hope you get to take breaks with like-minded artists who can inspire you. Post some process photos ok. Dying to see the set-up!
Larry Ross May 4, 2012
...And a very happy May 4th to you! Your plan for the studio sounds great.
Andy Levine May 4, 2012
The best!
Yuko May 4, 2012
Happy your day!!
john cuneo May 4, 2012
Always a delight to see the sketchbook stuff and celebrate this most hallowed of days. Looking forward to the large scale results of your painting retreat as well.
john cuneo May 4, 2012
Always a delight to see the sketchbook stuff and celebrate this most hallowed of days. Looking forward to the large scale results of your painting retreat as well.
Mark Fisher May 4, 2012
Hal you're so lucky your name isn't Maythirtyfirst 'cause that just sounds so off. Paint up a storm!
Robert Neubecker May 7, 2012
Tasty, funny stuff. Enjoy the painting!
Molly Mayforth Campbell May 14, 2012
So great to see a May 4th illustration. We Mayforths of Ohio LOVE celebrating our name day. May the 4th be with all of you!!!! Have a wonderful time painting, Hal!!!!
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