Sunday, October 24, 2010

Oh so close...

Nearly Over, 2010. oil on panel 10 x 10 sold

All the work is almost done. Just a couple of things left to do. We will pick up the cargo van tomorrow afternoon from the rental agency and then load/pack it up that night for the drive up to Sacramento Tuesday morning

If everything goes to plan Monday should be a fairly calm day.

The hard work is finished, and now its a matter of keeping track of everything and getting it to where its suppose to go.

Easier said than done.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What's that funny smell?

Evening Highlights, 2010. oil on panel 8 x 10. sold

I'm in the last week of prepping everything for my show at

the Elliott Fouts Gallery. The finish line is in sight. Each day seems to fly by as I make sure everything is getting done and ready to go. Today was spent varnishing all the paintings (which is a protective coat that you apply to paintings after they have dried), while not particularly hard, takes quite a bit of time, smells awful and is tough on the body (bending over paintings that are lying on the ground.)

Each painting has to go through over ten steps to be ready to be shown in a gallery after it has been finished being painted. Multiply that by 34 and you get the picture.

Check lists are my friends.

By this time next week, I will be done. Don't call me for 48 hours after I deliver the works. I'll be in a coma.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Back at it

Ripe, 2010. oil on panel 8 x 10 sold

It has been a week of prepping work and making frames, as the final push to get everything done week brings gilding and finishing the frames.

Everything is pretty much on schedule....

I hope.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The lost week

T & B, 2010. oil on panel 12 x 12 sold

In the midst of getting ready for my show this last week....I got sick, not the best timing...but I keep telling myself that I still have plenty of time to finish everything.

I just now have one less week to do it in.

It's time to get busy.