Saturday, March 20, 2010

Studio photo

Now I'm pretty much done the underpainting. It's also the end of the week, so it's time to go wash up and leave this until next Thursday:

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Studio photo

The piece I'm working on right now is big, at least for me and my cozy studio. Here's a photo that hopefully doesn't give too much away:

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

More doodles

Eventually I'll figure out which ones to paint and which ones I'm just going to have to live with never seeing them in full size and colour.

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Doodle time

After a show i find it hard to get going again - I still have a lot of good ideas ready to go - but I know that I have to up my game some more if I'm going to get to the level of the best canadian painters. Or something like that - in any case I feel a lot of pressure when I get back to the studio. So I procrastinate as much as possible and pretend I don't see that blank piece of paper. And then at some point I start doodling:

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Paintings Posted

I've just finished posting a selection of the new paintings that I did for the Toronto Art Expo to my website. You can find them here: clickety clickety

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Art Expo note - selling your best piece first

I'm back from Toronto and the Art Expo and half my stuff is still on the back porch because I haven't had a chance to put it away yet, the studio is a bit of a disaster, and I think I'm totally out of clean clothes. Overall the whole trip went well, and I expect to be posting more details later, but for now the one thing I'd like to post about is what happens when you sell your best piece at the beginning of a show, which is what happened to me at the Art Expo.

Knowing that Red Scarf Expedition was my best new piece, and possibly one of the best paintings I've ever done, I had put it front and center in my booth, which looked great: 

Obviously, I was really happy to sell it on Friday morning, but that suddenly left me with my primary display space all empty and 3 full days to go. I did shift things around, but it just felt like my booth wasn't as impressive anymore. I was also a little bit sad to see it go, since I hadn't really had a chance to get to know it yet. I guess the moral of the story is that for my next shows, I'll just have to do more best paintings ever. Haha. Yeah, that's so easy to do...

Anyway, next up for me is to add a new paintings to the website that haven't made it up yet, add the new galleries that will be carrying my work, and finish putting away all of my show stuff.