The studio is crowded these days, with a lot of work underway as I prepare for my solo show at Darnell Fine Art
in Santa Fe in July. Here are three new ones propped up in a part of the studio that is usually open (there is a work table behind the painting on the right.) The two on the left are close to finished. These three happen to be closely related in their warm color (oh and look, they match the dog!)...there are others in blues, greens, purples and neutral colors, as well as lots of unattached panels stacked around.
Actually I think that "full" or "dense" gives a better sense of how it seems to me than crowded. I'm feeling really excited about my work--it's never far from my mind, and sometimes I lie awake at night, painting in my head--or wake up knowing I've been dreaming about it.
In the past I've worried (maybe even on this blog) that the need to produce a lot of work might mean that it would become somehow diluted or begin to feel mass-produced. But I don't find that to be true. Instead I find a deeper involvement, and more energy to work. I am really enjoying this stretch of time, when I have so many paintings here. There seems to be a cumulative effect, so much work, so many thoughts and ideas about it churning around.