It is Monday morning before Jazz Fest. I am at the coffeeshop on the computer, and I just sent off an email to my small and lovely group of followers. I am making a list of to-dos and to-not-forgets, and then I will pack up and head back to the studio to finish a painting that I think will be called "Front Porch Storm". I can see the end of this painting tunnel I have made for myself and it is bittersweet. There has been something quite nice about limiting my life to painting in the riverbend, eating lunch on the front steps of my studio and catching the good shows on the radio. But as nice as it has been to over-indulge in my own creative ideas and craft, I look forward to rejoining the world this weekend where, in a complete change of scenery, I unveil these new works to thousands. My work is always personal (as it goes with being an artist), but these 40 new paintings are walking that vulnerable line of bare emotion, and showing them is both an over-exposure of myself, and a blessed opportunity. I hope others find solace in them, as I have had in making them.
I invite you blog followers to join me back here on Wednesday (4/21) where I intend to post a preview of the new paintings. For anyone incredibly eager, or who is not attending the fest, I am also hosting a very casual open-studio preview showing on Wednesday night (4/21) from 6:00 - 7:00pm at my studio.
If you are not in the area, and you see something on my blog-preview that you are interested in purchasing, please call me on my mobile: 504-669-8667 as I cannot guarantee my internet availability.
Much love to everyone!
Hope to see you this weekend.