Another strangely optimistic painting in the studio. I have been obsessively listening to news podcasts and watching just about every other news source on television. It always feels like the end of days and just seems to get worst. I don’t have much faith in the human animal… but here is a bit of visual hope.
This painting is being shipped to a buyer in Florida. So many sales in Florida these days. I know have some friends moving to Florida, I am still in the snow country.
Just a note the title has nothing to do with pessimism. There is a town called Hope, Idaho… east of me where I often catch the moon rising. I don’t generally explain titles but this one, for once, wasn’t dour.
I am taking some high resolution studio photos of recent work. This hopeful painting is willfully contrary to all the dark news. I wish I could focus on the gifts in life.
Another small painting exploring light and snow. I walked outside to take a photo in the actual snow but the day is beyond dark. The clouds must be stacked high above.
I often think of myself as a painter of psychological landscapes. As much as I hate to label myself this is a description I have found suits my enthusiasms and interests. Painting is only worthwhile if it is in pursuit of some larger meaning, that is what keeps me digging.
I don’t believe in one path, there are oh so many roads. This loose and energetic little painting was a pleasure.
Today I am finally finishing this large painting. One of a couple big pieces I have in the works.
Update: This painting is now sold!
I finalized this painting and framed it in a floater frame. Today I am shipping it to its new home in Oregon.
So much work to do for my August solo show at Abend Gallery in Denver. I made the time for this little commission. Just putting the finishing touches on the piece, shipping this week.
Final high resolution capture of this ethereal piece.