Things are humming along nicely here, including a couple of new smaller paintings and the first proofs of my calendar project hot off the presses. Here’s a sneak peek at the calendar:
And here’s a smaller painting in my new series. I’m having so much fun that taking a break to work on a landscape ended up being two days of folly, frustration and failure. I discovered a home truth about my process: if I can’t visualize the final result before I even start I am pretty much doomed for failure. Occasionally I make great discoveries that I would never have made if I hadn’t jumped in blindly. And very often the final result of a piece I can visualize before I start changes direction. But I usually need that image in my head to keep me from going astray.
The calendars will be for sale as soon as they’re printed, and I will post details again at that time. Meanwhile, here is the whole year of drawings, in chronological (calendar year) order, on my kitchen floor: