The fall colors have returned and are beautiful. Snowbirds are leaving and the weather is 20 degrees below average. We already had some snow, it sounds like this winter is going to be a long one. This painting is from late January and it seems appropriate.
A bit more color glaze and this one is now finished. Signed, varnished and framed in a floater. Packed up for my show on Vashon Island.
Today I am finalizing this painting. Still a ridiculous amount to get done for my upcoming exhibit on Vashon Island. The show opens October 4th but I have to deliver everything in one week. Lots of driving and even a ferry ride involved in this voyage. It has been a number of years since I have been on Vashon Island so I am sure it will be a fun little road trip.
I am frantically varnishing and finalizing paintings for my upcoming show. I need to deliver it in less than one week!
In the meantime I sold a couple of small paintings so I am boxing them up today. I was going to bring them to my exhibit but you have to take sales when you can. I have turned down a few sales recently on some of the bigger pieces going to the show but these two are small so what the heck.
As an artist I often feel compelled to make work. This year I created s body of work called “Apocalyptic Bloom”. They weren’t paintings the the galleries representing me wanted. It is not artwork that my average collector would be into. Still I took this side road that represented a large part of 2019. I will always follow my artistic curiosities and interests.
This painting is on display at the RiverSea Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. A new gallery to represent me since I started the journey.
I wrapped up this large piece. Sorting out what is needed for my October show on Vashon Island.
Winter Light, 20”x24” acrylic
So hard to let the summer go. Each year I promise to make the very most of the season. Yet it has slipped away while I was pushing paint around. Winter is coming, I don’t hate it. The silent isolation is made for painting.
My Aunt Anna and Uncle Mike came through North Idaho on their way back to Wyoming. They had never seen this part of the state so it was fun to give them a little lake tour. I gave them this little sunset painting as my Aunt has talked about owning one of my paintings for years!
Once again you made me your fool. All those warm days and late nights the sun barely resting. I tried so hard to keep you by my side.
Now you are off to some southern land. I laugh as you go but I will never forgive you. I prize my solitude and I will cling to the darkness. Maybe I will pine over an old photo of you this winter. In April a sparrow might spark a faint memory.
Damn, I just want you to come back.
This painting is at Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, South Carolina. I have painted many sunsets, this was a good one. The vertical format and warm water reflections really made this one.