I’ve had a pretty stellar year, artwise. Amazing things were accomplished within this narrow timeframe, and I received an absolutely stunning amount of support from people far and wide. People who bought my art, pimped it to their friends, inspired and encouraged me. Great people, in short.
So as a thank-you gesture, I’m having a studio open house at my place next Friday. There’ll be lots of art on display, refreshments of some sort, and I may work on a painting or do some sketching during the process.
Come by and say hello:
3:00-7:00PM, Friday, Dec. 28
503-1101 Pacific Street in Vancouver (buzzer 503)
Thank you, thank you.
So I’ve spent the last couple days getting everything ready for the art sale. I’ve taken over my buddy John’s photography studio and changed it around (more than) a little. Yesterday while we were still setting up I snapped this pic of the Reception area:
Today we went over with a boatload of art. Here’s how it looked shortly after we got there:
Finally I had all the paintings up in the Lounge:
Once that was all done it was time to pose for a photo myself:
Weirdest part of all this, of course, is how my livingroom wall looks now:
But fear not – that big wall space will be reserved for the first Closing Time painting.
Big day tomorrow.
It’s a beautiful sunny afternoon in Vancouver as I write this. The kind of day where the light couldn’t be any better for painting. As you can see, the sun hasn’t quite reached my painting surface (AKA the bar) yet:
And this is an anniversary of sorts. Once again this year I set out to draw and/or paint every single day, and April 30 was the 120th consecutive day.
So what’s come from the 120 days so far? For starters, a much deeper understanding of light and colour. For another, I’m dreaming a lot about the whole process, and sometimes I’m even coming up with viable solutions to art problems in the dreams. Beyond that, I’ve completed five paintings and eight illustrations (including a header for a friend’s blog), and I’ve got another painting (you can see it there on the bar in the photo above) and a dozen or so illustrations underway. Oh, and included in those numbers are three commissions I’ve completed, the third of which is FedExing its way to its new owner as we speak.
All in all I’m feeling pretty positive about the months ahead. And on that note, I’ll leave you with a teaser from a work in progress:
Thanks for reading.