November 28, 2006
It's A Weird World...
I took the three requested square paintings to Atlanta today, they seemed pleased, but it was the last minute, slap-dash landscape that they exclaimed over... man! Okay... I'm just going to have to set aside some time and devote the studio to some serious landscape development and production. Since they continue to call for these (the bigger the better) I might as well give them something I'm not timid to call my own. I've piddled around with various formats and styles over the years, sometimes hitting on some pretty good efforts, but there's not a one of the recent works that I'd want to hold on to for myself. "Good riddance" is not a proud feeling.
On the other hand, they returned two paintings that surprised me... both are prime, IMHO! I'm not really surprised that the above painting was returned, probably borders on too minimal and the color is strange. I'm strongly considering tagging it as a personal collection piece. I love it! The other returnee will fit right into the Memphis May show... I may dock it in another gallery temporarily, or just enjoy it at home for a few months. Seems they had too many red paintings. Go figure... I guess red isn't as big this year. This particular painting is the fourth in a series, of which the first three sold readily at a different gallery. No matter. It's much richer than the photo link shows... both paintings are. I take lousy photos of my work, but I don't sell on line so it doesn't really matter.
J goes in for cataract removal in the first eye tomorrow... I'm upset because his ripened faster than mine, which are still a couple of years off. Man! I can hardly wait to ditch these glasses! Lucky dog!