This is the latest painting in my ongoing Vertical series, #19, 76" high, and 10 "wide (I have started using narrow panels in the series--the others to this point have been 12" wide, but the 10" wide dimension seems very pleasing to me right now.) I have two more of similar size and format that are nearly done, and all are bound for my Santa Fe show. My goal is to get the last seven paintings shipped this week.
The studio is emptying out--half my show is already at the gallery (Darnell Fine Art
) in Santa Fe. But, the gallery assures me, those paintings are closeted away, not out for purchase--which is a good thing, because I can't spare any at this point...
After I shipped off the first eight, I found myself casting a very critical eye on the ones remaining. I think that for awhile, my studio was just too full to really "see" the ones that were not quite done. I kept looking at the ones that were truly done, and allowing my confidence in those to wash over onto the others. But once the last seven had to stand on their own, I saw that they had a ways to go.
Yeah, seems to me I declared that I was almost done a couple of weeks ago. Not true!! This weekend, though, I am feeling much closer to that reality. I have a few off being bolted together, that will need some touch ups, but the end is in sight. (So I say!)