Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Paintings: Gourmet Garage Show

Portuguese Rolls, 2010, oil on linen, 18 x 24 inches
Last night, I should say this morning, I completed the three new paintings for the Gourmet Garage exhibit with Woodward Gallery. I completed the work before the deadline, which makes me feel good. I can't remember the last time I invested so much time on multiple pieces at the same time. I also can't remember, if ever, the last time I painted this fast and with reassurance.
Cornbread, 2010, oil on linen, 20 x 24 inches
I'm proud of the three new paintings, and I can't wait to see them hanging with the rest of my other work. After painting for five or four weeks straight every day I'm pumped, I want to keep the ball rolling. But perhaps the next painting I start will not be a still life since I'm over them, for now at least.
Essentials, 2010, oil on linen, 18 x 24 inches
In the coming days I will post the exact dates of the show and an evite. Thanks for checking in, cheers!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Gourmet Garage Update

Here's a quick progress update on the work I've started for Gourmet Garage's windows. Portuguese Rolls, above, is almost completed. I'm surprised at how fast I accomplished this piece.
I began work on the still life above last week, the night before I left for Colorado. I've been away for seven days, a trip which has delayed my progress on this work. But after spending time on it today I'm beginning to feel confident that I'll be able to finish it in time. In the next couple of days I will be starting the third painting for this project. Stay tuned!