Congratulations, Joe! That's a gorgeous painting. and your figures have real weight, and they remind me of Van Gogh's drawings. #1 Will you be blogging from Europe and#2 you should definitely take the train to Amsterdam & see the Van Gogh Museum (and the Rijksmuseum for historical perspective!).
Thanks so much!1: I hope to blog from Italy... I'm not really sure how busy I'm going to be over there, but I think I should have free time to post the work I'm doing. I'm planning on posting to flickr for sure.2: I REALLY hope I can make it up to Amsterdam again while I'm out in Europe... I went there a few years ago and it's an amazing place. Never made it to the Van Gogh or Rijksmuseum though, I'll make sure to if I go back!