It’s been a while since I’ve got to do any real painting for myself, or for any gallery’s sake, and I’ve sort of been feeling a little guilty for ignoring this part of it all. But, after a much-needed break, I have a new found eagerness to start working on some paintings again.
I took two paintings on wood that were started late last year that either were not really to my liking, or just got messed up during the painting/screen printing process. Instead of wasting the frame, I took an orbital sander to the smaller piece to strip off the paint and ink. After a few minutes of sanding, I started to like what I saw, and decided to experiment with this ‘look’ a little bit more. I now have several paintings in various states of this look for some future finished work, which I must say is a total relief. As much as I like printmaking, painting is my first love, not to mention my bread and butter.
These new paintings will probably end up in my upcoming exhibition, “House on Fire” at Cherry Branch Gallery, opening October 6th.