Thursday, March 11, 2010


Sorry it's been a while now since my last confession !

Tuesday I was busy stretching up some new sizes to paint on and yesterday we went skiing. Maria, one of Karin's Swedish friends use to work up at Deer Valley Ski resort as a pastry chef.

Yeah, that right.........she is the very person you ask to bring a dessert for your pot-luck dinners. It's inevitably something killer!

She has since moved back to Sweden, but comes to visit every now and then. When she is here, she usually work for a while at the resort and they reward her with all day ski passes in the form of coupons that you just trade it at the office. We got a pile of them as part of a x-mas present when she stayed with us.

Well, Karin and I decided to blow off the day and go telemark skiing.

It was nice, the morning was cloudy, but by afternoon the sky cleared up and we were basking in sunshine. The snow was a bit icy in spots and it made for some fast skiing. All day long the lift lines were non existent, so it was just to ski right onto the chair. I added up about 14,000 feet of vertical skiing we did with all the fast descents and "no waiting" high speed quads.

Deer Valley is also know for its food, so we took an early gourmet lunch and beer at the mid mountain lodge. Around three o'clock the quads were burning so stopped and hung out on the deck in the sun. nothing like a relaxing day to forget about life!

This morning I started a 24x36 cafe scene, another angle from the plaza in Gordes, Provence. It will take a while to figure out the lay-out of the painting, since there are quite a few people in it.

I'll be sure to take pics as I go along with it. That way you get to see all the mistakes and screw-ups as I work on it.

Richard Boyer

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