Today’s Painting for You: Forum No. 15
Today’s painting for you:
“Forum No. 15”, Oil on Panel, 2×5 inches, 2013 (sold)
As you can see from the number, this has been a long-running series. Beyond these particular “Forum” pieces, I’ve probably made in excess of 100 paintings of marbles.
Working in series is a wonderful and powerful way to make paintings, and I’ve discussed that topic here. At a certain point though, the time is right to step away from that series, at least for a while.
I’ve reached that point with the marbles. I’ve been painting them for almost 10 years now. I had the opportunity to make a very strong piece with the commissioned marbles triptych I recently finished, and I feel like it’s a great place to stop… for now anyway.
Obviously, commissions are an exception, and I would certainly work with a collector who was interested in this type of painting. But for the work I do on my own, I’ll focus on offering my collectors different types of paintings for the foreseeable future.
So… if you already have one of my marbles paintings, great… and thank you! If not, I still have a few in my studio that I’ll offer once I set up a proper store on this website (which I hope to do this summer).
Oh – that frame. A couple of years ago, I got interested in making frames inspired by Renaissance tabernacle frames. I’d love to do more, and probably will at some point, but I haven’t made it a priority for now.
Hope you enjoy it!