Friday, May 28, 2010

I am a little nervous. I am in a hotel room with the rest of the morning to myself and no paints! I did not bring paint. I vowed to work on photos in my down time. Watched on short clip on flesh tones, I want paint. Awwww.

Worked at the gallery on Wednesday and found out that my painting does not have to be done until July 1. This group is informal and a moving deadline is sort of...refreshing?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Well, working on another insane piece. I need to stop doing this to myself. This is an exercise in gray tones, which make the color look great. Believe it or not, this is not as bad as the kitchen drawer painting.

I have this afternoon to work on this then I have to take a 6 day break. This will not fit into my suitcase and I don't think I would have much time to work on this. If it is not storming this afternoon I will snap another photo of my progess to post.

I am slowing down a bit. This is supposed to go in a show the first of June. There is not way this will be ready. Maybe I can come up with something else for the show...Maybe it can be ready for the summer Hammons show.

Monday, May 17, 2010

I have been on vacation for several weeks. have had a hard time getting my feet on the ground again.

This is going to become a painting, using three different photos. It is my job to blend these into a cohesive composition. I was playing around in Corral Draw and decided to mirror or flip one of the photos. This is going to be a challenge, but not much different than my past undertakings.

Finley River is having a competition with abstract or contemporary as the theme. I play with abstract reality. My take is to us real images that look abstract. What is this? It is photos of light house lenses taking at Key West, FL.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Have been on vacation. I am in the condo, in Florida preparing to drive home tomorrow. I have taken many many photos. I can see this one being painted large-large, like over my fireplace large.
I have not picked up a brush the last three week. The one morning that I thought of painting, in Nancy's Secret Garden, I was close to heat exhaustion.
In Key West with my daughter, she normally works night shift, so we often did not head out until noon. Not a good plan in Key West.
The few times I could have painted at the condo, someone was in the guest room asleep. Maybe I need to move that art table out into the living room. I will be back here in July and I plan to paint.
'Fins of a Different Color' has sold out of the Gallery in Naples Florida. I will post that painting when I get home to my databases.
That is the second painting sold this year without any effort in marketing on my part. Maybe sales will be really good this year. I am pleased with how much I have been working, minus this vacation. Work has to be done before any thing else makes sense.