This is the setup for my display at the Foundry Art Centre: I had 8' x 8' to fill. Opening day is today (12/2/22) and this will be up for about two weeks. Everything is in the back corner, but the work is bright enough that it commands attention in the room.
Hopefully I'll see you there!
"Beach House II" shown outside and in my library. 54" x 60" is very large - I could barely get it up the stairs from my studio. It took forever to get the right shade of yellow, and I'm really loving how it turned out.
Packing up "Waves Roll Away From the Shore" for shipping to Washington DC.
I know it's a little hard to see, but the blue paint is actually a mosaic of the reversed side of a latter color. I work in layers, and I wasn't entirely happy with the bottom part of the painting, so I scraped it off. The back side of the dried paint was much more intriguing, so I flipped the pieces over and stuck them back on, giving that section of the canvas a significantly different look and texture than the rest.
This one was a lot of fun to make, but the oils took forever to dry!
It's always fun to see just how big a 7' canvas is in reality. This one is currently brightening up my living room, with a 50" plasma tv for scale. I love the bright colors!
"Where the Water Lilies Grow" was chosen for the Angad Art Hotel's 2021 biennial. Building the frame for this was a fun challenge, and this is a good way to see how large a 48x60 canvas really is!
Taking photos of large art can be difficult sometimes, because the details get so easily lost in a digital format. It can be hard to show how significantly large the pieces can be, not to mention obtaining color accuracy with digital imagery.
This is "Landscape in Blue and Green" in context, so one can get an idea of scale.
This last year has been a challenge for all of us, but art-wise, things have gone well for me. It was a nice change after a long doldrum of inactivity - prior to placing art in CLR MNSTR, the last time had time to focus on art and have it on display in a show or gallery was, as far as I can remember, 2008.
The Art for PAWS 2020 auction was a stand-out success for me as well. Thanks to these, and some wonderfully kind and supportive clients, I have been more productive this year than I have in ages. It may be considered uncouth to speak about sales, but there is a certain level of validity that comes with that - something I as an artist absolutely appreciated. To say it helped me get back on the horse is an understatement.
I am excited about 2021 and all the opportunity it might bring!
I'm getting back into the swing of things and have submitted a piece to the Art for PAWS 15 charity auction.
Bidding is open from AUG 17 AT 9 AM to AUG 23 AT 5 PM.