This will be a short post - I am sick, and I have noticed a tendency to ramble when I sit down to write this blog, so brevity is the watchword. At least for tonight.
In the end, I only managed to complete 13 of the paintings that I started for the show, but that's o.k. I am just so glad that I had enough pieces to fill my display wall and that there was a bit of variety to that. A handful sold, the rest will be sold as the year ends and 2014 rolls on in.
As I think about the process of painting these (which now seems like a month ago instead of last week) I am struck by how truly exhilarating it all was. I enjoyed bouncing back and forth between the fine detail in some of the birds and the looser, impressionistic brushwork of some of the backgrounds and landscapes.
I began to glimpse a possible new style, more dynamic and atmospheric, for my commercial work. Can I do it? We shall see. I am a creature of habit.
Here are a few of the finished pieces, prior to framing on the day before the show.
Thanks for swinging by - I appreciate any feedback you care to offer. In a few weeks I will begin animating my little Goblin movie, for the first time in a year, so expect some posts about that.