change is a good thing

I have a new studio space, and even though I have retained my studio space at home, this new space has sparked some positive changes. The new space is much larger, which means I’ll be able to make some larger sized paintings and work on more of them at a time. I’m still at the mercy of shipping and transportation costs, so don’t expect Julie Mehretu sized work any time soon. To christen this new space I’ve been working on twenty-two new paintings on panel. Several of these pieces will be on exhibit at Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches, Lousisana during the month of April. I’ve been making some changes with how I treat the space within these paintings and I’m excited to get them in front of an audience. Here are four of the works:

 

all the while working himself tighter into life's snare, acrylic on wood panel, 39x39

all the while working himself tighter into life’s snare, acrylic on wood panel, 39×39

 

he could not deny that he was full of something that had not been, acrylic on wood panel, 39x39

he could not deny that he was full of something that had not been, acrylic on wood panel, 39×39

 

at that moment I realized my time had passed, acrylic on wood panel, 35x45

at that moment I realized my time had passed, acrylic on wood panel, 35×45

you don't act like you like it, acrylic on wood panel, 60x30in

you don’t act like you like it, acrylic on wood panel, 60x30in