Finished this small painting today. Welcome to September.
This new painting has been varnished and framed and is headed to its new home back east. I am putting together a collection of small pieces for a number of galleries… but I also sell directly to clients.
I finished this commission and have shipped it to its new home in Florida. I don’t take on too many commissions but I find myself with a few in the works at the moment.
This small painting was sold through Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado. I did a series of three little campfire paintings.
We had some rain last night in North Idaho. The sky is bright and we have a break from the wildfire smoke. It feels like a miracle. I just finished this painting and it really reflects the beauty of the day.
I am nearly finished with my latest commission. It was a very specific size and dimension so I custom built a cradled board to the exact measurement that the client requested. I use to outsource the woodworking aspect but people have become both unreliable and horribly expensive (winning combination). So now I do everything in-house right down to the framing.
After the board was finished I sanded it down as smooth as possible. I put four or five layers of gesso onto the wood. Finally it is time to do the painting!
It is always satisfying when the buyer is excited by the finished work. The final steps will be signing, edge detail and varnish… then packing and shipping!
Another 12” square on my easel. Priming a huge number of wood panels was definitely a good idea. I want to spend my time painting without all the prep work between moments at the easel.
Time is grinding us all back to star dust. I wish I could stockpile the good days.
From my studio I can see smoke tendrils rising from the mountains. Larger plumes of smoke in the area are adding to the constant pollution. We were fortunate to get a couple days of rain recently. It was magical and smelled so good. I didn’t want it to stop.
I peaceful little lake painting surrounded by a chaotic mix of studio paintings from 2021.
This painting sold at Momentum Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina. It is part of my ongoing exhibit that will run through September 8th.