Looking Back to Move Forward

I’ve had a lot of comments about this piece lately, and I decided to bring it to the studio today and take some proper photographs of it.  It also got me to thinking about where I am going and where I have been.

The Ra Bat was done in July of 2009 when I was living in Vermont.

 I used to put a coded message in all of my older pieces, and this is the last painting that I did so.  See if you can crack it.

I also decided that it would be a good idea to hang some of my older works next to my current ones and sit back and contemplate for a bit.

Like I said, the Ra Bat canvas was done in July of 2009, and the above eyeball canvas was the first study that lead to the whole Singular Ocular series.  It was painted in March of this year.

A lot has happened since then, and my analytical mind just loves to try and assign some type of logic to it all, but it really doesn’t matter one way or the other.  I am just happy to be moving forward full steam ahead.

5″ x 5″ (12.7 x 12.7cm)  Yellow Mini Mandala – Acrylic and Oil on Canvas $20.00 USD

The end of the market season is coming up.  The last date at SoWa is this Sunday.  I wanted to show my setup from the very first date of the season and then the one from this past Sunday.  As you can see,  I have really tried to streamline my offerings.  It has taken me most of the season to make this decision, but that is just part of the learning process.  I’m sure as time goes on, there will be other minor adjustments.

No, I’m not changing the way or what I paint to satisfy the buying public, I am only trying to figure out what might be most appealing and accessible.

Accessibility to the arts is important to me.  I don’t think art or artwork should be reserved for a chosen few.  True, I am more likely to give a canvas to someone because I would rather it be in someone’s house for them to enjoy and experience it, but at the same time, I need to be able to feed and take care of myself.  I think there is a happy medium that can satisfy all, and I am working on finding that.

Open Studios is coming up in less than two weeks.  It’s going to be my first opportunity to hang and show everything that I have produced up to this date.  If you are local, I encourage you to stop by.  It’s going to be two days of top-notch artwork, music and food.

The next two months are going to be very busy.  This Sunday is the big Halloween event at SoWa, so I will have plenty of photos to share with you, including myself and G in full costume.

In November, there is Open Studios, a trip down South to see my family, and a hanging of my work at Indigo Salon in Charleston, West Virginia.  

In December, the piece for Circa Chairs will be done, and it will go into Mingo Gallery in Beverly, Massachusetts.

As all of these events get close, I will have more detailed information, and as always, I will include you all.

Until next week, I hope all of you have been doing well.  Thank you for stopping by to see what’s going on in my little corner of the world.  I appreciate it!

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