This is a small painting that I will be including in my upcoming show at Circa Gallery in Minneapolis, MN. It's one of several new pieces in which gestural marks are made with solvent and brush--the solvent reveals an earlier paint layer.
Yesterday I lined up everything I am considering for the exhibit and it hit me that I am very close to being done with this work--to my surprise, I'm actually a little ahead of schedule (that after considerable stress over getting things done in time.) . Maybe for once I will deliver paintings that are actually dry! I will enjoy the luxury of time to study and think about this work before delivering it in 2 weeks. Last minute, major revisions are still possible of course...
I am turning my attention now to a small exhibit I am having at the First Unitarian Society
in Milwaukee, WI, which will run concurrently with the Circa show. It is "small" in the sense that all the work I'm sending will be small scale--about a dozen or so paintings. I'm sharing the exhibition space with Audrey Sargeant, with whom I showed last March at Grace Chosy Gallery in Madison. I've decided that with all the busyness surrounding my Circa show, I probably will not make the drive to Milwaukee for the opening. It's odd that twice in the past year I've had overlapping shows and have had to either pass an opening up or over-schedule myself into craziness--when other times months go by with little on the calendar.
Speaking of scheduling, a reminder for those readers interested in taking one of my Oil and Wax workshops--registration is open for upcoming classes in Verona, WI in March and in Longmont, CO in April. Please visit my workshop web page
for details and registration links.