It's been an interesting few days in the studio for me. Yesterday I couldn't settle, I finished one piece but struggled to get near resolution on others. I had to force myself to switch to something completely different to shake up the energy and I finished the day with only a slight feeling that I'd achieved anything.
Today was the opposite. I started the day with the intention of finishing - something I struggle with 😆 My first task of the day was to get the selection heading to a show next weekend ready for delivery. Signed, certificated, logged and labelled. It wasn't a big job but one I've been putting off. Completing that inspired me to move onto my Windsor selection - painting edges, certificates, varnishing, basically getting them all ready to put in the frames when they arrive! With that I updated my inventory and realised with some surprise and delight that I've made 26 paintings this year! There are 5 which are as yet unfinished but I'm feeling confident they will be ready to debut at Windsor, and the rest are now entering the final stages of readiness to display.
It was an exciting time! I'm not great at tracking numbers and stats, but this really illustrated how productive I've been this year, despite it feeling to the contrary. Now I know exactly where I am with my body of work I feel much less stressed by it and can see more clearly what needs to be done to take these last few pieces to completion.
I have had a love affair with the Golden Gate Bridge since I can remember. This summer we took our family to San Francisco and for the first time, we ferried under this incredible feat of engineering & I found myself in awe anew! (Second picture is my favorite!) Our kids would have none of the wind-whipping we received as we sat on the observation deck, but I loved it (third pic)!! Traveling and experiencing new things, even in a city I’ve been to many times, is a thrill and I look forward to doing more traveling in the near future.
Until next time you beautiful #citybythebay#goldengatebridge#sanfran#travelholic
Very close to saying good bye to this painting. Just have to schedule delivery/pickup. I named it: Big Fish, Little Pond. My 17 yr old approved the name. 😉 Lots of emotions finishing up this big painting. So grateful to my client who not only trusted me, but loves the end result.
Edwin Parker Cy Twombly, Jr. (1928-2011) was the great American painter and sculptor famed for his highly sophisticated, freely scribbled, calligraphy and graffiti-like large format paintings.
During the 1950s, when he became a prominent figure of the New York group of artists, Cy Twombly developed a signature, instantly recognizable painting technique of gestural drawing, characterized by thin bright lines that appear to be scratched onto dark canvass. Twombly’s late works on paper took a turn toward romantic symbolism with their titles interpretable through painted shapes and words.