Monday, March 29, 2010

this week at the studio

paintings are beginning to show signs of being finished work...I hope you can stick around for the complete and total unveiling at our Open Studios at G.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The clock is ticking

Open Studios, May 1 and 2....not far off now. I've got two more weeks of solid painting time and after that, about three weeks of cleaning up my studio, sanding and spackling and painting all of the holes in the hanging wall panels so that we look like a real gallery. Papering and wiring and labeling and logging all of my new paintings and then arranging and hanging and re-hanging. Preview party the few evenings before the event. Life is good.
Here's a preview of what I've been working on this week. So many things still not finished though... trust me, I will.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

this week at the studio

Thursday already. I won't be working at the studio tomorrow as I would usually, so I thought I'd post a few pictures of paintings either finished or in progress. These are all intended for our open studios show May 1 and 2, so this is acting as a sneak preview of sorts.
"Rainy day Napa" 3'x6' (or 7'? can't remember which now so i'll have to measure) Anyway, it's big. Perfect for a dining room. That's where it's going to go in my house if it doesn't sell at the show. But I'd much rather sell it.

Next up is "Beachfront Property" another in the Avalon and places I've lived on the water series. I keep coming back to water themes, so why fight it. Right?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

this week at the studio

I'm doing more work this week on this painting. It measures 1 meter by 2 meters. (3'x6') In case you have the space.
This painting is done entirely using the palette knife. No paint brushes what so ever which is a nice change of pace as it creates a texture (which I'll later remove) that is as much sculpture as it is painting. Once the paint is truly dry, I'll go over the whole painting once more and "knock off" all of the high spots which create a topography of which I am not trying to achieve.

This is the first time I've had so many large canvases: 6 or so that measure a meter to three meters by same and up. A daunting task insofar as where or where to put them to paint and to hang once they are finished. I have adequate studio space, but for a show, I'll be needed to use all of my problem solving brain cells to make sure I can hang it all and hang it well.

Gstudio blog is being worked on and hopefully in top form by the May 1 and 2 show. In the meantime, you can go here and enjoy.