Hello there! I am pleased to announce that I am showing two new paintings at the Sherwood Center for the Arts invitational show "Those Who Teach" and I invite you to join me at the opening reception tomorrow, March 13th, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
To rsvp to the event via Facebook, please find event information here: Those Who Teach Facebook Event
The two new oil paintings on display at the show have been inhabiting my world for the past few months with most of the work having been completed during February of this year. I consider these paintings "breakthrough paintings" that have lead me to a way of working that I am incredibly excited about. About a year ago I decided to embark on a journey into the world of oil painting because I remember having loved oil painting as a kid and I wanted to recapture that joy of painting lost along the way. Most importantly, I wanted to go back to the kind of oil painting that is painterly, executed in a fit of passion (at least at the outset) and made (mostly) straight from the tube. In a perfect world, these paintings would be painted "alla prima" but I am not yet in a place where I can work nonstop for hours at a time so as to complete the painting before any of it dries. I will call my paintings "alla prima-ish."
To this day, I still paint in acrylics and always will because it informs the way I paint in general and I look forward to taking what I have been learning with oils to make better acrylic paintings. I don't see one media as being superior to the other, they just have different strengths. What matters most to me is that I paint and that I keep painting as much as possible because it makes me feel alive.
In the near future, I will be posting images of the completed paintings included in this art show on my website and on instagram. Please stay tuned, and as always, thank you for your support!