Trying New Things, 8/23/17

With the close of summer and all the activity more concentrated time for work is happening. Cleaning, organizing the studio, putting away work out since deinstalling my show 'The Nature Of' at The Quogue Library Gallery, in early August. Organizing and archiving work is half the job.

I've had some brief but clear visions in my head of where I wish to take the work going forward. In those moments of clarity I should sit and write my thoughts, really describe what I'm envisioning. I have a built-in way of making paintings that takes over so I really have to think when working not to approach the canvas the same way. I started a 24"x40" diptych today as a way of breaking ground into this new approach. It still looks like my old work but its a good 'old' one.

Soon I will drive to Connecticut to collect the remaining six paintings from my show 'Real Abstract' which came down in early April. It will be good to have the work, one is sold going to Boston in early September. From April to present there has been no action at Lillian August so it's time. They are a great Interior Design company and hopefully going forward they will sell my work again.

 

In the spirit of trying new things this tape collage was a new idea for me back in late 2015.

In the spirit of trying new things this tape collage was a new idea for me back in late 2015.

This small gouache painting from 2015 was also a departure as I had been working mainly in oil for years and suddenly picked up water based paint. I have since explored acrylics and use frequently as well as watercolor when working small.

This small gouache painting from 2015 was also a departure as I had been working mainly in oil for years and suddenly picked up water based paint. I have since explored acrylics and use frequently as well as watercolor when working small.