Finish 30 small paintings in 3 weeks; five paintings per day. I’m 3 behind—for the next three days I’ll work on 6 paintings instead of 5. But enough with the math already! Oh, one more thing…I’ve completed 3.
The 30 have become my painting masters. They’re teaching me to see more, to recognize the kinds of images that bring me joy, and to trust my instincts in bringing that joy to life through composition, loose brushstrokes and vivid colors.
Why this whiplash deadline? I have two shows next month. My painting inventory includes a number of medium- and large-sized works, but only a handful of smalls. These 30 will fill the gap nicely.
Friday, November 15 through January 15, 2014—Solo Exhibit, Paths of Light—Portfolio Coffeehouse, 2300 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814. No opening reception, but I’ll be at Portfolio on Sunday, November 17 from 1 until 3 to greet friends.
Sunday, November 24—Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour—9:30am-5pm. A self-guided auto tour featuring more than 100 artists in homes and studios in Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Mt. Washington and neighboring areas. The tour begins at the Lummis House, 200 E. Avenue 43, 90031. Look for RockPaperPaint exhibiting together.