This is Journal
, 18" square, oil and wax on panel. I've been pushing the idea of scratching and mark-making in some of my recent paintings and in this case, I used something evocative of handwriting, but obscured. Ive kept journals and studio notes for many years, so this feels quite personal. The colors are also a departure...purple has been finding its way onto my palette. The darker panel here is built up with reds and dark purples. I'm packing this one up today to ship to Darnell Fine Art
in Santa Fe for my upcoming exhibit.
I'm happy to have all of the work done (drying now) for my two October exhibits, the one in Santa Fe, and a group show at Perlowe-Stevens Gallery
in Columbia, MO. I'm still working on a few small pieces that may get included, but otherwise, I'm starting new large work, and feeling that fresh-start energy.