I`m working on custom made one inch deep birch panels crafted by Steve Birnbaum at Panel Vision.
They are pure pleasure!
Lots of things in process, not much finished. My time here is also running short. I could do this for much longer than a month if I didn`t have loved ones. It`s best to leave a place or someone wanting more rather than wishing to get away. And it`s better to have loved ones!
Some of you wrote to encourage me with the narrative landscapes I mentioned when I first arrived. I should have explained myself better. When I was here in 2010, that was what I hoped to develop. I painted recognizable elements of the landscape in a long format and wasn`t happy with the results. Returning, I wanted to try once more, this time painting abstractly. It was a grudge match with myself, and I got it out of my system. Thanks though! Older and wiser I also see how impractical the shape of that image is, a framing nightmare.
April 18 is the deadline for upcoming Sitka residencies. You freezing artists in the East, look at the pictures below. Yes it rains here a lot but those days interspersed with ones like yesterday that are so sublime it almost hurts. It`s hard to remember such a mild, beautiful day on the Oregon Coast and it`s MARCH!