The time gets filled with work and family, and someone gets sick or a vacation comes up, and inevitably it comes down to the wire and I pull the exhibit out my wazoo.
I work hard on several pieces, but there are never enough, and the body of work is never consistent enough, and some of it is sparked by commercial assignments. But somehow it all comes together.
Although you may judge this as sloppy or crappy and not a real artist at all – this is truth, this is life. This is the magic of what I have to offer.
What’s really saving me this time is these little paintings I make for demos when I teach classes. They are messy, they are loose, and I think most importantly I am not attached to them. Which is their charm.
Looking around my disheveled art studio, I pulled out several demos that had “great bones”, as my friend Bill Liske says about old houses that are worth fixing up. These are worth fixing up. The messes and the blurry lines are what keeps them loose and gives them light. Because I was carefree when I painted them, they have great shapes and movement.
An entire wall of my upcoming show, including one that already sold, will be demo paintings that I’m whipping into shape. HiYA! and Boy Howdy. Stop by if you’re in town!
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