Ah…. a three-day weekend. It’s warm, it’s sunny, it’s lovely. So, obviously… I’m in my studio. Since my last post made it evident I needed to get busy and do some painting, I decided to beat the heat this weekend by painting.
Day 1 has been very productive, though you may have a few doubts because I am working on some “stealth paintings” (commissions) that I can’t show you. But I did spend some time on these projects (started last December as ice paintings.)
Both of these project may be at the pesky “think about it” stage. That stage can last a while, but I’d like to use these as my submissions for the AAEA show.
I’m not sure if I’ve shown this one before, but it’s been on the pile for a while.
This is another ice painting start. I’m trying something new, and frankly it’s not working out. But… at least I’m trying.
Two Commissions I can’t show you…
“Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.” – Samuel Butler
Frankly, I mis-remembered the above quote. What I THOUGHT it said was, “Every painting that is not a self portrait is about the artist.”
Anyway, it’s my attempt at a painting joke.
Day 2 & 3
My goal for tomorrow is to get in a similar amount of painting time, putting aside the two horse/ice paintings and moving to work on some bird paintings for my Englewood Forest Festival. Monday I’m going to go on a long hike with some friends and probably do some studio organizing in preparation for buying some frames for upcoming events.
Wish me luck!