Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Bank job, part II

Almost After, 2009. oil on panel. 24 x 24 sold

This is the second painting that I finished for the bank commission.

Titles are funny things. I purposely keep them ambiguous so people can fill in their own story. But sometimes this leads to awkward conversations....

The study for this painting (it had same title) was hanging in a gallery and after staring at the title card for several seconds, a woman turned to me and said, "I don't understand, almost after what?"

I frankly didn't know what to say. I fumbled around for some words, "Um, a lot of my paintings are of late evenings." She continued to look at me blankly, clearly not understanding. "It's almost after evening or twilight," I said implying that she could fill in the blank.

"I still don't understand. What does the title have to do with the painting?" she asked again.

Sometimes I'm not even sure why I try.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

More Work...

Intense Ending, 2010. oil on panel. 8 x 9 sold

Another smaller painting from the year's first batch.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

starting again

Last Bit, 2010. oil on panel 8 x 10

It has been my habit for the last several years to start off the new year will a series of smaller paintings. This year has been no different. Here is one of my first paintings of twenty-ten.


Monday, January 4, 2010

The Bank Job, part I

Resplendent, 2009. oil on canvas 40 x 50 sold

I have been working on a series of commissions for an agricultural farm credit bank for the last six months. This is the first of three paintings that I have finished, I have one more large painting be finished in the first quarter of the new year. I am honored to have my paintings in their work space.

They said they wanted agricultural paintings with Big intense color....and I said, "Um...I'm your man."


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

A New Day, 2009. oil on panel 20 x 24. sold

I'm excited by what the new year will bring...its going to be an interesting ride.

It's time to start getting some work done!