This is Lateral Movement, encaustic and mixed media on panel, 24"x24". This is not usually the way I make a painting with a lot of expressive marks and then that hard-edged diagonal, but I thought I would experiment a little. (By the way, this image is way too screaming orange. It doesn't really look like that.)
Lateral Movement detail
It's meant to go with these two others:
All Relative, encaustic and mixed media on panel, 24" x 24"
Italian Afternoon, encaustic and mixed media on penal, 24" x 24"
I have been tinkering with the last two and renamed the second one. (In person it doesn't really suggest spaghetti sauce.)
So here is the threesome, although this image really strips the color out of them, especially the third one.
About now, I am really tired of this palette and want to move on to something entirely different. I've been kind of stuck in this orange mode for a while.
Time Out for a Whine
Although I have many ideas for paintings, I am feeling like it's not really worth making them because they will just be taking up space in my studio. This is a discouraging place to be in and I had better whup myself into shape and get my mind right. The lack of sales and shows is affecting my motivation to continue. Somehow I missed getting my name on the trust fund from the wealthy relative and have to resort to filling out tax forms and doing bookkeeping to keep the studio going. I am lucky to have those skills, but there is nothing like being able to sell paintings.
What set this decline in motion was getting rejected from the Lake Oswego show in Oregon. Remember these paintings?
Prologue, diptych, encaustic and mixed media, 16"x32"
Yadda, yadda, curator's vision, crapshoot, etc.
It saved me a fortune in shipping costs and is just as well but I would rather that it had been my choice. And of course that was not a show where I would have sold anything. (God, I sound like my mother. Shoot me now.)
So this is where I am - kind of doldrumish - rattling around in my big, clean studio - starting things and not finishing - ready to just stay home and start cleaning up the yard. Spring fever?