Shifting Into Overdrive
This week I spoke with a gallery that needs a number of new paintings to replace pieces that have sold, and that’s always very good news. But it puts everything else I was doing on the back burner for a few days. Now I am in full production mode in the studio. There are breaks in the work to allow for lots of drying time, so it’s not something that has to be attended constantly. In fact, there are times I wish I could keep going, but can’t because of wet paint. So I still get to go outside with the dogs and pull a few weeds in between.
As always, I’m sharing a studio shot of current works in progress. I like to go back and look at these after the pieces have been completed too, because sometimes they go through many changes.
In addition to these are seven more that are ready to go with wires, signatures, and titles. Those just need to be photographed properly so I can show them as well. Some of them are completed paintings that I’ve reworked. When I’m working in multiples this way, it’s easier for me to see what I want the standard to be with new work. I change or rework some pieces to conform to my current body of work. Not better or worse, just evolving.
As these come together, I feel good that I’ve done my very best work. It’s important to me to document and get good photographs to inform future work. After all, I’m sending these out into the world and quite possibly will never see most of them again.