Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Spring blizzard....

Three to five inches of snow on April 29th....the wonders of living in interior Alaska.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Still Going...Alnost there....

Another in the production line that my studio has become. This one is part of an idea I've been wanting to do for about a year---but only in miniature. Sometimes I call these partial uses of an idea "light," as in, 'Branches Idea Lite." Using it in this form has only whet my appetite for the real deal, which I will get to after this show is up. So many things are going to happen after this show is up and done.....the list has gotten pretty long. There is a bottle of champagne in my fridge that will be guzzled, for one.

Anyway---the above painting, (not finished, in this photo) is called "Collect," 24"x24" Acrylic paint and ink on wood.

...and a detail of the same painting. I've been using one calligraphy pen/nib for this whole series of works. The nib has actually worn down! The first painting I used it on, I could get spider-thin, delicate lines from it. Now---only thick lines. Pretty funny. I'm going to bring it to the opening with me in my pocket. It's been my main tool for so much work in these paintings that I think it deserves a night out and some recognition as much as I do.

5 days until the opening.

I have a careful list of everything that needs to be accomplished on a daily schedule. Tonight will be the olympian effort to take care of details----tomorrow afternoon, the art goes to the gallery.

Wish me more luck.