It's been awhile since I last posted here, but I have excuses. I broke my pelvis in November of last year and broke a few of my ribs last month. In between these events I have been chasing other health and pain issues. So much for that...it's time to move forward. Slowly and with the help of my cane.
I need to re-design this site and that may take some time. Also I need to post some more of my digital work. I'm still unable to stand at an easel for more than a few minutes; that makes digital appealing to me.
The show date is coming up. And I had a conversation with the art director yesterday, where he told me a little about the boards decision to include my paintings in this years show. He pointed to two paintings that they 'really' liked...
This one surprised me. I only knew of one other person that liked it, beside myself.
Then, there is this one...here, I thought I was the only one that liked it.
So goes the life of an Abstract Expressionist. Ordinarily, it's a lonely life. What I love about the painting is something I see in my head. The painting is an attempt by me to let you in to 'my head'. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
I haven't posted here for awhile but I have an excuse; I had some surgery and that kept me from thinking; even more than I usually 'don't'. Between the pain meds and the surgery, I was lucky to remember my name...
I've been working on the upcoming show. The show has my name on it but the Tuesday Painters deserve a whole lot of the credit for my being there. I wouldn't have had the courage to submit my work for the show if it weren't for the praise and criticism I've received from my friends over the years.
I should mention this new tool I picked up while shopping at Ellis Art. It's the Liquitex Painting Knife #3. It cost something close to $15, but it's been worth every penny of it. I have a much longer knife but I tend to drag my knuckles into the paint when I use it. This one is just the right size for me.
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