Roaming around the studio, staring at walls where my recent favorites are hung, sketching away…all the things I do before filling my palette with fresh paint and starting anew. Sometimes the process goes rather quickly and other times I try to recapture the reason that I painted one thing or another for inspiration – for instance, this piece. It’s not stacked away, it’s in my face everyday, hanging there, boldly announcing its presence! In the mean time, I guess I’ll just add one more coat of gesso to that blank canvas on the easel….waiting for me to be inspired!
I understand that’s never a good thing. It reminds me of trying to find all those sized to 300 dpi perfectly cropped digital reproductions of my work to include in my “catalog” of works…..and which photo file did I put them in? I did run across this…
I don’t know what ever possesses me to make the choices I do when submitting art for a juried event….but, I must have had something in mind? or, maybe not.
High Five: They Might Be Giants, 2014, (oil on canvas, 24” x 30”), The Last Dance, 2015,(oil on canvas, 36”’ x 36”) and Surrender: Peace and Deception, 2014, (oil on canvas, 36” x 36”). 2015 Bellingham National Salon des Refusés at the Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington, May/Sept 2015 (digital exhibition). (Juror: Scott Lawrimore, Director of Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington Seattle)