I usually am working on several paintings at once, moving between them. Those paintings are typically part of a series and often tend towards the same color pallette. I am really loving green right now, as you can see.
Well today was a rather epic mail day. The book ‘Creative Block’ by Danielle Krysa arrived. The concept is a brilliant one and it is just so beautifully executed. ‘Creative Block’ is “a contemporary art book filled not only with inspiring images, but also inspiring words, advice, and tips to help amateurs and professionals alike, find their way through those days when the ideas just won’t come.” I am so honored to be included in it and can’t wait to sit down with a big glass of wine and read through.
I recently finished the painting below. The original is available at Good Eye Gallery and prints will be in my etsy shop soon!
some new floodlines that have come about over the last few months, to be available very soon!
1. started reading 5 books simultaneously (I do not recommend), so far I have finished 0
2. cleaned my studio (I can see the floor!)
3. had farewell drinks with a dear friend
4. played this game with friends (cried I laughed so hard and not just due to all the sidecars I had consumed)
5. went for a new years hike here
6. started daydreaming/planning for our summer vacation
7. made a mile long to do list…
8. plotted all the paintings I want to do NOW. (see no. 7)
It snowed here last night (enough of a rarity here that it is always exciting). So I decided to finally finish and share some skater paintings I’ve been working on for forever. I just love the stark minimalist quality of winter and decided to also invert several of the pieces, so both will be available. I hope to have them available next week. Happy Friday and stay warm!
I am part of an event curated by Melinda Fay of Good Eye Gallery. It takes place Wednesday, December 4, 2013, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Deasy / Penner Partners Pasadena office – located at 200 South Los Robles Avenue. If you’re in the area go check it out!
I am offering 10% off all orders over $20 in my etsy shop. Also, I just added a few new prints and originals!
Lately I’ve been looking at a lot of art books and trying to be better about keeping a sketch book. I’ve also been trying to devote at least a little time each week to ‘playing’ without worrying about the end result (which is strangely hard to do).
bottom row: ‘playing’ with pink and green and my sketch book
So there is this amazing art project happening, consenses. It’s essentially a grown up, artistic game of telephone. Please, please check it out!
“Each artist extracts the essence of the piece they are provided and uses it as their catalyst for their own creation. Ultimately, this process forms what they’ve termed “Interpretative Chains”: a collective, holistic statement; an intriguing procession from one piece to the next; the revealing of a unique glimpse into the artistic process and the complexity of perception. So far 130 artists from all over the world have participated (none of them know who the other artists are on the project).”
The goal is for it to exhibit this summer, watch and find out more about it and how you can contribute to making it happen!
Have a wonderful weekend! The fall weather has me lighting candles and huddling down in my studio. I have too many paintings waiting/wanting to be made, which is both amazing and daunting. So many images and ideas floating around in my head, waiting to get out. Ok, so off to get some done! See you next week, perhaps with new work to share…
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