2022. Acrylic, charcoal, collage on canvas. 12 x 12 in.
Got the paintings back from the framers, and I’m very happy with them. No surprise there; Plaza always does a super job. So I just need to make some labels and they’ll be ready for hanging the show on Monday. Relieved! That’s one thing I can check off the list.
And I can’t complain, the studio is very close to checking off, as well. The painter will finish tomorrow and, gotta say, it looks nice! It may not have looked this good even when it was new – and that was a very, very long time ago. What it’s lost in vintage authenticity and ramshackle charm it’s made up in simple, clean freshness. It looks veritably sprightly! I did use shingles that are in line with the original look, and a slightly cool gray color not far off from where the cabin started. So, in sum, it looks almost like a dream version of the old cabin, renewed. A few minor items remain but those may be completed over the weekend, we’ll see. Tomorrow I start taking old shingles and other debris to the dump.
The above painting, Eve Swings, had a twisting (okay, tortured) path to completion. I loved the big olive-y green shape with the pink base color, the torn white piece, and the smaller red square-ish, but things went through a lot of changes from there. There were a couple more pieces intended, but once I got this far I changed my mind and left it in this simpler state. The orange and red rod shapes retained their edges, conveying the halo effect I noted in my last post. I don’t think this photograph gives the colors their due; their cool but juicy interplay in the original is a big part of the “swing”. LOVE reds; the infinity of reds gives me an infinity of pleasures.