Friday, September 19, 2008

Another Way

Evening's Embrace, 2008. oil on canvas 40 x 40 sold

Here is a larger piece from my show. I did a whole series of these blue cloud/yellowish sky combo several years ago and just revisited it again for this show. My color sense has really evolved over the years, even using some of the same color ideas from the past has proven surprising. The color has become more subdued, less jarring at times. I can't really explain how or why this has happened and I don't really think it matters. I'm always seeing things, outside, in other artist's paintings that change how I look at the landscape. I am always being influenced by many different sources.

I enjoy seeing things in a new light of a different experiences, its one reason why I think I will always put paint to canvas.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

It's up and I'm Done

Ascending, 2008. oil on panel 12 x 15. sold

So my show is finally up. I finished varnishing things today (I know the show opened on Monday, things went up Monday unvarnished, what can I say?) You can see the show at First Street Gallery's website, if you don't live in the area. If you do why don't you stop by and see it yourself? The reception is tomorrow night from six to eight in the evening. It should be a fun party.

I'm really pleased with how everything turned out. The paintings are strong. ( at least that's how I feel about them right now, I still could be a little too close to them) I tried some new things in this show that I think will help improve my work over the long haul. I'll talk about more about that in future posts.

Right now I really just want to spend some time with my family and relax...cause I'm done.