Posted April 12, 2012 from Seattle
After a couple years of work I finally called it quits on the Rockfish painting and it will be available as an offset-litho signed 14 x 18 poster within 2 weeks. I’ll be thrilled a little more even than usual to be able to put this out and will humbly await the public’s verdict on it.
The wheelbarrow painting seems to be charmed. When this happens, I just feel like the one who happens to be the steward who better not ruin it bringing it in to the dock.
Despite my love of the subject, the swallow painting is presenting technical issues. I like it, but there’s a crudeness to the technical work that annoys me a bit. I’m optimistic, though.
I painted this Tanager from Leavenworth (see my blog under News, I’ll be there for the Spring Bird Fest) and didn’t like it at all. Recently I decided to blacken the background and now it suddenly has me pretty excited.
This is the painting I need to really work on. It’s the largest painting I’ve worked on in several decades. I’d say I’m nervous about this one.