My painting is all but finished and I have only to matte the 10 darkroom pieces I have made this term. That may not seem like a lot, but the class time for painting has been an enormous commitment. Two different drawing classes, the painting classes and time outside of class to finish my work in a timely fashion. It has been an adventure but one I am not rushing to repeat. I liked painting and did well, but it took so much time away from my photography that I feel I have let myself down a little in that department. Call it a sabbatical of sorts, or a journey into a new way of seeing light, but I will stick to my cameras from now on. I feel better with a good lens and a roll of 100ISO film. The fall, I hope, will be a better reflection of that.
After next weekend I am taking off for a week or so and do some solo island hopping. The nearby islands are easy to get to and will make for a nice change from Paros. Sifnos, Serafos, Komilos, Milos, etc…They all wait for me.