New Paintings Florida-Bound
Yesterday I sent a new shipment of paintings to Michael Murphy Gallery in Tampa, Florida. These have been in the works for the past month. There’s lots of drying time between paint applications and textures, and not a lot of continuous focus on any one piece. But I like working this way. The nature of the process has become a deeply-ingrained habit. Where many artists spend days and weeks — maybe even months — on one piece, my process almost always involves several pieces at one stage or another.
When the time comes to say goodbye to them, I’m always a little sad. That’s why I make sure that I document them with the best photographs possible. Their surface sheen and textures sometimes present problems with lighting and decisions about the cast shadows created by the textures. With all of those factors taken into consideration, there still is no foolproof way to get an accurate image. They’re all about the texture after all.
The one shown here is probably the most textured of all the newest ones. I’m pleased with the way it turned out.