We have no February 29th in 2013, so Chauncey Ryder doesn't have a birthday this year.
Last February 29th I made my first post on this blog, a birthday card to Chauncey (see that post).
In the 365 days since then, I've made 84 posts, and have had just under 20,000 pageviews.
The 20,000 pageviews have occasioned 278 comments---though some of those are my replies.
The greatest number of pageviews, by far, was for the "Plein Air in the Studio" post, 27 July 2012 (see it here).
In second place, was the blog post about the book (here).
The countries of the visitors are of interest. This is how the first year played out.
So that's how it is after the first year. Now that it's neatly tied up with a bow, I can begin to think about whether or not to continue.
It's been fun, but it's a lot of time.
To finish up, here's a not-so-hot image of a 1995 painting, taken from a snap shot. The painting is 30"x 60", and is called St. Quentin: The Fallow Field.
Even in this poor image, it remains a favorite of mine. With it, I've included the drawing on which it was based. The drawing is about 3" x 6", so the painting is 100 times larger than the drawing. You'll notice that when I drew the field---I was attracted most by that swinging line----I failed to leave enough room. The best-laid plans....