That’s my husband’s commentary up there. Love it. Is it a keeper? I think so.
Someone a long time ago gave me this advice: when you develop a body of work, pick out at least one piece to keep for yourself, for your own collection. I haven’t always felt that I’ve had the luxury of taking this advice, always feeling a bit desperate about having enough work to satisfy the requirements for a show, or fretting that keeping the “best one” will prevent a sale…
But really, the best one? That’s such a subjective thing. So often, a painting that I’m not so sure about, or the one I think is too minimal, or the one that makes me a bit uncomfortable- that’s the one someone loves. So you just never know.
So I’m just not going to worry about it anymore. I’m keeping this one for myself.
I’ll have brand-spankin-new paintings on view for the first part of May at Hang Art in San Francisco alongside Fain Hancock’s lovely work. I’ll be at the opening tonight, so anyone in the area for First Thursday gallery openings, stop on in and say hello!
I’ll share a few of my favorite paintings here for those of you who can’t go to the gallery to see them.
“Woodsmoke and Sunshine”, Encaustic mixed media, 30 x 60 in.
“Tule Fog #3: I-5″, Encaustic mixed media, 24 x 48 in.
“Tule Fog: I-5″, Encaustic mixed media, 17 x 34 in.
Hope you can stop by and see them!
Here is some new work , just finished last week. These are all on the small side for me–all under 24 inches. It’s a challenge, now, for me to work small after working larger for most of last year. I have some larger panels waiting for me in the studio, though, and I’m excited to take some of these ideas into the larger formats.
Above: Cloud Index #2, 24 x 24 inches.
Precipitation, 24 x 24 inches.
Fennel After Rain, 12 x 12 inches.
Cloud Index #1, 18 x 18 inches.
Storm Warning, 12 x 12 inches.
September Light, 12 x 12 inches.
Mustard in Fog, 12 x 12 inches.
By the way, Cloud Index #1, Cloud Index #2, and Precipitation will all be available at Hang Gallery in San Francisco.