This is the last of my smaller wave paintings. I am moving on to the large commission at long last! It is not going to be a recreation of any of the recent wave paintings. It will however pull ideas from each of them. Most of all I was trying to get my brain in the mindset of the ocean and surf.
This painting is on an 18″x14″ board. Not entirely a standard size for frames but I have found a few floater frame options. Lately I have been working on larger panels, it is hard to go back to small boards! This size might become my new “small painting”.
Inspiration from the biggest lake in Idaho! This painting is going to the Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, California! My solo show is opening there the beginning of February 2019. That year is frighteningly futuristic.
Transitions is a great title, it was the name of this painting also the name of my solo show last winter. The show was last March on Bainbridge Island at the Bainbridge Island Center for the Arts.
Visual transitions are critical to my work and their importance can’t be over stated. To me the use of paint, the way it is applied, is a driving force. Mark making and the flow of motion through a painting can make the most mundane intriguing. In life transitions can be terrible but I don’t live in the real world too often.
This painting was purchased by one of my very best friends. The best work rarely gets back home.
I have dropped off my newest collection of work at the McVarish Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. This painting is part of the collection and very appropriate for this misty coastal day!