I made some challenging decisions this past week. I am exhibiting in a gallery for the first time in more than a year, and it reminded me that I am an artist that has been neglecting my creative side. I have been painting again. It feels good, if a little alien right now. I have decided that I am going to sell my artwork online. It feels like a good decision, and the more I consider it, the more that I can see that the art world is evolving, and that I have to leap while I can see my direction clearly. I will be learning how to photograph my own paintings (I will be a harsh critic) and I will be building my email list. You may be seeing a flurry of emails from me when I am up and running!
I have found a new source to have my prints made, and I am excited about the quality! So I will be letting you know how and where you can see those, and the other products that will be offered with my designs on them.
The painting below is my most recent work. It was inspired by a photograph taken by my friend Bruce Bagwell on his homestead in Tennessee. When I saw this image, I gasped! It just sang to my heart. I was attracted to the shapes of the branches and the stark silhouette of the trunk. I enjoyed painting the clouds in the background, but it was a challenge because this canvas is 30" X 40"~the largest canvas I have ever painted! It is named "Winter Hardwood."