Good fortune. I'm staying on in Umbria for another month. I've met several artists here among an interesting group of local and international residents. An upcoming art show in August will showcase the known (yes) and as yet unknown talent living in these hills. I'm pleased to have my work be a part of it, though I'm not sure which of the new paintings it will be. As I continue en-route in my abstract paintings, I've looked back to earlier work I did in a very much more realistic/illusionistic manner. I continue to love painting people in imaginative ways. And I love learning from the masters of the humanistic. To remind myself why, I've included a charcoal I did of Judith's face, based on Caravaggio's painting.