In all its glory

I know I promised a photo of my studio when I first started this blog, but I kept putting it off till it was clean enough to share. I realized tonight that this would never happen. I also just got this really cool app on my iPhone that stitches together panoramic photos. So, I am posting a picture of my studio in all its compact glory:

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This week’s accomplishments: cut wood for 2 35×45, 2 35×35, 3 23×45, and 4 10×20 panels.

new work, old books

I’ll start this post off with the new work:

i was trying, acrylic on panel, 10x10in

failed attempts and other happy things, acrylic on panel, 10x10in

their sins flung off by strength of faith, acrylic on panel, 10x10in

he cut loose the sandbags, but the balloon wouldn’t go any higher, acrylic on panel, 10x10in

The paintings I sent to Graphite Gallery are going over really well. I’m hoping to maintain a steady momentum in the studio so I can keep sending more work to New Orleans.

I submitted my entries to Surreal Salon 5 and the Louisiana Purchase Exhibition. I think these two will be the last exhibitions I submit to this year. I’m still planning on submitting to a couple of publications, especially New American Paintings. I really need to get started on new pieces for my solo show in Oklahoma, and the group show of narrative painters I was invited to in Baton Rouge next year. Hopefully, I’ll get to do some printmaking in the next couple of months. I really want to try working the text into some monotypes.

My studio has transformed from painting mode to packing mode as I make boxes to ship work to the gallery and to a buyer in Monroe. In the meantime, I’ve been rummaging through my old sketchbooks chasing threads of thought and mining for anything useful.¬†Occasionally¬†I have to stop and laugh at some of my writings from graduate school. You can tell I wasn’t getting any sleep. I’ve also decided to reread Art as Experience. If you’ve never read it, you should.

voted, painted, photographed, and updated.

I had the day off today because its voting day, so I made the most of it:

I voted (won’t be sharing the gritty details)

I painted (one painting finished before 11:30)

this was very disagreeable to a guilty mind

I photographed new work using the equipment at the Bossier Arts Council sponsored Artists One Stop (the work above, and the these two below)

we don’t mind lying to ourselves

always remember: if you’re not having fun, stop

I updated the website 9 new images with info in “paintings” (if you want to see those, you’ll need to go to the website.

The show at Graphite Gallery is going well. Work is selling steadily. Hope the momentum maintains.