Let's see, where to start. . . .good news, I sold all of the original paintings I had hanging up at Lupi's (a crazy cool local pizza place). The fun thing is that they won't release my paintings to the buyers until I have new ones. So, it forces me (in a good way) to create new works. Things have been hectic and having a deadline has been great for me.
The two on the ends are gone. Sniff, sniff. I know I should be happy but I'm always a little sad when something sells. It is hard to explain. Don't get me wrong, I totally feel crazy honored that people want to own my work. I think it is because I put so much of myself into my paintings and these two trees held a lot of meaning for me.
Here are some new paintings.
Twilight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The tree leaves are pages from a bible. I was feeling a little dark as I was thinking (and over thinking, which I am really good at) about my complex feelings toward religion. The darkness isn't always bad and the things that seem to be good aren't always pure. Or something like that :)
I just finished this painting . . . . isn't at Lupi's though. It will be on display in our library along with some other works starting Friday. It is Barren Yet Full. It is hard to tell but the background is hymnal pages.
Also, on Thursday night I'll be set painting on the streets of downtown Cleveland on October 2nd from 5-8pm during dine around downtown (you can get more info here if you are local). I'm super excited about this. I'm just going to be hanging out with my easel. For you local folks, this is a great event! Wonderful way to support and enjoy our expanding downtown businesses and restaurants. I'll be outside Garderners, if you are out and about that night pop by and say hi.
Oh and lastly . . . Henry and I took an art class at our museum this weekend. I just have to say it was the best Saturday morning. Henry loved to paint and I love that we can share that. Such fun with my Kindergartener.