Tuesday, July 19, 2011
A bit of everything
I'm up to my neck in last minute details for the upcoming exhibition that opens on Sunday. We hang the show on Saturday and - touch wood - all is going as planned. So while I do publicity and wrap and label paintings, I'm also working on two others alternately in oils.
While waiting for the first layers of the iris bud to dry a bit, I started another water piece. This is my year to concentrate on water and I'm doing ok so far in progress, but do get sidetracked sometimes. This will be a view of the water surface of the Atlantic, off Pouch Cove. Right now, its not much more than a sea of blue, but you have to start somewhere. Initial stages are never very interesting, unless they are the skeleton beneath of the initial drawing. With this type of water piece, it becomes abstract and I usually don't do an underdrawing, but work my way by intuition and frequent trips to the water to confirm what's in my head and in a photo.
So I may well be absent for a few days while things whir around me, layers dry and the coyote stares me down from across the studio, waiting for completion. Please do join us for the opening reception of Beginnings on July 24th from 2 - 5 at Masonic Temple, we'd love to see you. If you can't make the opening, the exhibition will run until August 13th.