The first day of a new painting is always so terribly exciting. A blank canvas, the excitement of the imagined image still fresh in ones mind, the visual impression undiminished by over-familiarity, nothing yet set in stone: it's always one of my favorite days.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
I realized I never posted finished images of my latest paintings (they were finished late in the waning evening light the day before open studios--their set ups needed to come down before the event--not that I left it until the last minute or anything). So here are "Bunny, meet Chipmunk" which is heading to Principle Gallery for their December small works show, and "Whoops" which is going to hang out in my studio for a while longer before it finds a new home.
Also, you guys, I just listed a bunch of new postcards and postcard collections on Etsy (left-overs from open studios). Just in time for the holidays, or, you know, any given Tuesday--who doesn't like receiving postcards?
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Open Studios has come and gone. It's always so very much work preparing (see below, before and after pictures). But, more importantly, it's always so rewarding to share my work with people. I had some truly beautiful interactions with the public, and some truly touching reactions to my work. Now I'm very glad it's over and I can get back to normal studio life. So, until next year, my dears.
Before (it seemed less messy in sepia):