This Week’s Roundup
I hope your weekend is off to a great start!
I was away on a family vacation the first part of the week, so I was only able to be in my studio on Thursday and Friday. I got some worthwhile work done, though, and I’m happy to share it with you.
On Thursday, I did what is probably the final work on the above painting. In a few days I’ll look at it again with fresh eyes to see if anything else needs my attention, otherwise I’ll call it complete.
While working on it, I made a 45-minute Facebook Live session discussing the work as I went along. I’ve transferred it to YouTube, and you can see the video directly below:
While traveling, I read Seth Godin’s The Icarus Deception; a thoughtful exploration of our new economy and the role of art (broadly defined) in it. To round out the day, I shared a simple apple painting from a few years ago.
A Family Painting
I began Friday with chestnuts and a great quote from Thoreau. The main work of the day, though, was beginning a new commission.
The couple that requested it want a still life that includes objects that are important to them; sculpture and pottery their children made, family silver, items from important travels, and so on.
I’m honored to do this work for them, and was eager to begin. The first step was to make the panel, which I showed in this post.
As with the commission I just completed, I’ll be documenting creation of this painting from start to finish. I’ve set up this page to contain all the blog posts about it I publish along the way. Bookmark it and follow along!
Thanks for checking these out – I truly appreciate your time. And with that, I want to wish you a great week ahead!