August 16, 2009
So... if you don't read me on Facebook, the news is that an instate rep picked up a few paintings to try out at some fancy corporation digs... and at least one (above) might stick. No final word yet. Gotta say, this painting does not photograph well... even the rep remarked about how much better it looked in real time. Lots of nuances... layers, etc.
Am focused in the studio on transforming a couple of horizontal landscapes into big verticals for spots in a Texas hill country golf club setting... a new rep doing a good job! More on that as they come together.
So, artwise, all is well in some corners... but like many, holding my breath in others... some galleries are just flat out... well, flat. I am lucky to have a decent mix.
I'm still convinced that the Bokusho series has a future so I continue to start new efforts in that direction. Though they took off at the beginning, the follow through fell with the market (and with the closing of one gallery that had established and sold them very well.) Try as I may, when I present them first, the gallery or rep will still mix in regular abstracts or abstracted landscapes... so they never get a chance to stand alone, which is how they should be viewed. At least I did have one show of nothing but... wouldn't I love to work toward another!
To amuse myself, I recently tried to do a series of big white paintings (basically bokusho based.) That didn't last long. I've managed to introduce a softer look but white paintings remain a challenge that I accidentally attain from time to time.
And so it goes...