11/27/2005: "Some new paintings..."
Here are a couple of the new paintings I've been working on, each of these is 18"x24". I have done *17* new paintings so far this month...and I don't even have a show coming up! I feel this crazy energy and yet tomorrow I have to go back to my "real job". I enjoy what I do at the University but sometimes I envy people Like Howard Penning who have the courage to give up job security to spend more time in the studio. Until I can make that move, I'll just have to make as much time for painting as possible.
Email from the guy I mailed the large commission to: "The local artist I took it to for framing etc. commented on the excellent job you did in preparing it for shipment." so...another reason to be happy.
I ended up putting the painting on a sheet of unprimed canvas and then rolled it around a cardboard tube from JoAnne Fabric's (image side facing out) and then shipped it inside a box with the stretcher bars). It was a real relief that it made it to MN undamaged.
Oh, and the following images are *not* finished, there are all kinds of things I need to fix, like the huge lips on the blonde, the doped out expression and the chin of the woman with the purple background (as well as fixing the rocks that appear to be jutting from her abdomen and under her arm pit) etc. But, it's enough to give you an idea of the direction I'm heading.