I have been working on a couple of oil paintings all month it seems. Oil takes a lot of consideration as well as drying time between layers. BUT, I think these two are both finished. They are both titled Annotations Series……..Annotations, Blue-Bay and Annotations, Red-Walk. They are both 36 x 36 x 2 inches on wood panels.
This time is almost here……………..the opening reception for the East Texas Regional Artists exhibit at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview TX.
I am honored to have been chosen for this six artist showing for 2014. Saturday, July 19, 2014 215 E. Tyler St., Longview, TX 7-9pm
When I paint, it is usually with a large flurry of paint, gesture, mark-making. It doesn’t matter sometimes what comes first so it is okay to just let loose with acrylic
Then there are those other times when you have to slow down………..and that is not a bad thing. Oil painting is one such process. I have to slow down, look more, think more.
That has been the case with the last two paintings I started on at the same time. One is still waiting for more judgement. This one is progressing to the point I can show it. It may not be totally finished. Sometimes there is a little more finesse needed in the paint surface, or a dark or a line to be made that I will discover a little later. I have even turned it all around………it could be hung in about any direction, especially since it is a square.
The final title will be determined when I am sure, but it is another painting in my Annotation Series begun earlier this year.
Here are the three stages I photographed as time went past.
2nd stages, 36 x 36 oil on wood panel
3rd and maybe final image, 36 x 36 oil on wood panel