In case you missed my mentioning it before, I just moved into a brand new studio that will be dedicated entirely (and only) to my fine art (aka painting) practice. I realized I needed to work bigger and bigger and bigger and that my illustration studio was too small for painting. So I’ve moved into a new space in Portland and have been heading over there a few days a week to just PAINT.
I’m nearly finished with the painting pictured above (it still needs some touch ups in some parts), but it’s finished enough to qualify as this week’s Experiment in Blue. I’ve been using white as my background/negative space for years and years, and decided to begin changing that up recently. And I started with blue, of course. I forgot to measure this pieces, but I think it’s about three feet by five feet (much larger than my usual pieces). I’m super excited about working on some larger panels now. You can see a video of me working in my new studio here. Working large is so liberating. Scale changes so much about paintings!
I’m preparing for two shows in the next two years — one in 2017 in NYC and one in 2018 in Southern California. So most of the work I’m making now in my studio will go first to my show in NY. As soon as I have a date and location, I’ll let you know!
Hope everyone has a great week. Happy Monday!