This is part of a collection of paintings I am doing on commission. The painting is 7″x9″ and it won’t actually have this frame as the client has something else in mind. This frame actually covers too much of the painting in my mind, when a work is this small every bit counts!
This is the latest selection of paintings making their way to the Elliot Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, California. This collection is made up of four 12”x9” paintings and one 16”x20” painting. All acrylic/open acrylic paint on cradled birch wood.
I have been sending work regularly to this California gallery and am happy now to have a solo show scheduled at the space for February 2019! I pushed off the date of the show so that I could add to my collection of work after my two remaining solo exhibitions this summer in Oregon (eastern and western).
It will be nice to have a California gallery display my work in the midst of another brooding NW winter. I am not sure if I will fly out for the opening but I plan on flying down with a large shipment of paintings as an early winter reprieve!
A couple paintings I have recently finished. I was commissioned to do three atmospheric water/sky paintings that are 7″x9″. It is a custom size so I had to cut a number of panels and decided to paint even more work that size! One of these was for the commission the painting beneath the text was just for me.
Testing out a frame on this 9″x7″. Frames can really give a painting a beautifully finished look. I have been working on panels recently and these are difficult to hang without a frame. So I have purchased a couple of frames to test them out. I typically don’t spend extra money on frames so trying to decide how to move forward with these!
I shipped a series of three paintings to a collector in Western Washington this weekend. They are all acrylic paintings on 24″x30″ dibondi panel.
This one is on its way to New York!
This 12″x9″ painting is on it’s way to Florence, Italy. A beautiful place haven’t been since I was young.
It is a busy week of packing up art and mailing it all over the country and world. Washington, California, Michigan, North Carolina, New York, England, and Italy. I feel really honored to have so much interest in my work.
One day soon I hope to be done with my day job so I can focus on the work I really love.
This weekend I took the big road trip to pack up my Bainbridge Island solo show. On my return I took the ferry across to Edmonds, Wa and dropped this painting off at its new home. This is Ryan holding the painting, one of my very best friends. He talked me into putting my art online, I was resistant for years! He also told me about WordPress and I started my Instagram account shortly there after (@bsostrom) on his recommendation. Thanks Ryan!