one box south, one box east

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

If you would like to see it in person, all the while working himself tighter into life’s snare will be in the First Regional LaGrange Southeast Regional Exhibition at the LaGrange Art Museum in LaGrange, Georgia. The exhibition will open with an award ceremony and public reception at the LaGrange Art Museum on February 19, 2016 from 7-9pm. The exhibition will be on view through April 2, 2016.

It’s Mardi Gras season and several new pieces will arrive at Graphite Galleries next week. For those of you visiting New Orleans, stop by the gallery at 936 Royal St. and take a look.

it means saying i'm sorry, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 14x10

it means saying i’m sorry, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 14×10

i finally learned to love myself, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 14x10

i finally learned to love myself, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 14×10

muffled things i do not need, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 14x21

muffled things i do not need, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 14×21

fragile and much less in control, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 21x14

fragile and much less in control, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 21×14

we should have stayed friends, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 21x14

we should have stayed friends, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 21×14

the ape made mistakes -or- he had forgotten what love sounds like, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 14x21

the ape made mistakes -or- he had forgotten what love sounds like, gouache on paper mounted on wood panel, 14×21

Between my last update and now I finished a few more pieces on paper, mounted them to wood panels, sent a few down to Graphite Galleries in New Orleans and delivered a couple to collectors.

Here’s an example of one mounted to a wood panel:

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do we need to continue to have this conversation? gouache on paper on wood panel, 12×11

If you’re in New Orleans, you can pick one of these up at Graphite Galleries:

what did you expect?, gouache on paper on wood panel, 12x11

what else did you expect?, gouache on paper on wood panel, 12×11

 

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he considered it a failure in his own sight that he had never seen a ghost, gouache on paper on wood panel, 12×11

 

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hell is reassuring, gouache on paper on wood panel, 12×11

 

i keep thinking about stockholm syndrome, gouache on paper on wood panel, 12x11

i keep thinking about stockholm syndrome, gouache on paper on wood panel, 12×11

If you’re in Dayton, Ohio, you can see these two pieces in person during the month on November at the Telling Tales exhibition:

because i'm so happy for you, acrylic on wood panel, 30x23

because i’m so happy for you, acrylic on wood panel, 30×23

 

i just can't keep up with who all has died, acrylic on wood panel, 23x23

i just can’t keep up with who all has died, acrylic on wood panel, 23×23

And if you’re in Shreveport, you can stop by The Agora Borealis and take a look at these three:

let's go up to the mountains or down to the seas, ink and gouache on paper, 22x30

let’s go up to the mountains or down to the seas, ink and gouache on paper, 22×30

 

consistency and conformity, acrylic on wood panel, 15x23

consistency and conformity, acrylic on wood panel, 15×23

 

i'm alone, and i'm right, acrylic on wood panel, 30x23

i’m alone, and i’m right, acrylic on wood panel, 30×23

 

Be sure to visit my website for more info on these and any other pieces in which you might be interested.

New work, and where to find it.

Happy Holidays! Here are images of some new paintings. Some of them are leaving the studio this month. Six pieces are headed out to galleries, and one has been accepted for exhibition in Surreal Salon 7. Here are the pieces leaving this week, and where you can find them:

 

Graphite Galleries:

the time of dreaming had come to an end / i can find my story in yours, acrylic on wood panel, 71x45, 2014

the days of dreaming had come to an end / i can find my story in yours, acrylic on wood panel, 71×45, 2014

conversely any potential difference will be immediately equalized, acrylic on wood panel, 35x45, 2014

conversely any potential difference will be immediately equalized, acrylic on wood panel, 35×45, 2014

do you like you? acrylic on wood panel, 35x45, 2014

do you like you? acrylic on wood panel, 35×45, 2014

 

Ann Connelly Fine Art:

i'm sorry, gouache on paper, 22x30, 2014

i’m sorry, gouache on paper, 22×30, 2014

in it everyone knows everyone else, gouache on paper, 22x30, 2013

in it everyone knows everyone else, gouache on paper, 22×30, 2013

at night he would park in the lot across the street and watch her rock their world to sleep, gouache on paper, 22x30, 2014

at night he would park in the lot across the street and watch her rock their world to sleep, gouache on paper, 22×30, 2014

Baton Rouge Gallery – center for contemporary art (Jan. 4 -29):

nice is better than good, acrylic on wood panel, 35x23, 2014

nice is better than good, acrylic on wood panel, 35×23, 2014

My Studio:

i wanted to say what i hoped you'd say back, gouache on paper, 22x30, 2014

i wanted to say what i hoped you’d say back, gouache on paper, 22×30, 2014

echoes of the most distant objects, gouache on paper, 22x30, 2014

echoes of the most distant objects, gouache on paper, 22×30, 2014

You can find my work at Graphite Galleries in New Orleans, Ann Connelly Fine Art in Baton Rouge, and The Agora Borealis in Shreveport.

it’s in the mail

I completed the box for “i can’t be what i once was” and sent it towards Alexandria via FedEx. Here are some pictures of the box before it was sealed up.

the bottom, which is identical to the top except it’s a 1/2″ smaller all the way around

To build the box, I started with two 4’x8′ sheets of cardboard. The painting is 35″x46″x3″, and factoring in for 2 inches of foam on all four sides, the box needed an interior dimension of 39″x50″x7″. After scoring, folding, and taping the sides in place, I put two 1″ pieces of polystyrene in the bottom and on each side. The polystyrene can be found in 4’x8′ sheets at Lowe’s or Home Depot.

polystyrene on sides and bottom

After the polystyrene is in place the painting (wrapped in tyvec) is placed inside the box. Two more pieces of polystyrene are then placed on top to cover the  the face. Once everything is as snug as a bug, the lid slides over the top and sides, and gets taped all the way around.

the painting wrapped in tyvec
polystyrene on top

Of course, after I had the box ready to go, I found out it wasn’t going to fin in my car. So, I shoved it into the trunk, let half of it hang out, strapped it in, and drove it over to the FedEx office.

I ended my weekend with a trip to the lumber store. I left with one 4’x8′ sheet of masonite, and eight 1″x3″x6′ boards. I cut everything down, and will start construction on thirty-two 10″x10″ panels. I still need to get 10 more boards (just in case you did the math), but I could only find eight good straight ones today.

Tomorrow night is the second seminar in the entrepreneurial workshop at SRAC. We are supposed to bring any of our marketing materials we use. I can’t wait to see what everybody brings.