Saturday, January 8, 2011

A New Year

After a little hiatus, I am back to work. The new year starts for me with a commission for a large colored pencil portrait, just begun, that I am excited about. Lots of still life ideas are coming together in my head, and a couple more small projects are on the horizon.

I realized that O.J. and Blues was never posted here as a finished piece, and its sunny, brand-new-day feeling seemed an appropriate image for my first post of 2011. This was one of the varnished pieces included in my recent show. Having some work matted and framed under glass like a traditional drawing, and some varnished and framed as a painting certainly added to the interest and inevitable questions that go along with showing colored pencil artwork.

Speaking of the show, I've added a separate page of photos, mostly of the opening reception. (A special thanks to those of you who shared your photos!) Just look in the right hand column, under "pages" and click on "Firehouse Show Photos".