Usually catching up on something isn’t fun. Catching up on past due bills, for example, catching up on home work, or yard work, or work-outs… basically anything with “work” in it is usually nowhere near the “fun” bucket, and doing extra of whatever you’ve put off doing in the first place inversely makes it less fun [did I just write a math word-problem?].
But today, we’re catching up with posts of my recent artwork (there’s that W-word again, darn it!), defying my imaginary equation by making both catching up and [art]work fun. Well…at least I think looking at new art is fun. If you don’t, quick, click away! More art entering your eye field in 3..2..
I photographed, canvas-prepped and have been furiously cranking out what will eventually be hordes of paintings for the upcoming Open Studios events I’m participating in in both Sacramento and San Francisco. And my goal, as always, to have affordable, original art available for emerging collectors, is on track with a series of smaller pieces.
I’m also trying some horizontal and vertical sizes I haven’t yet tried to better suit those of you with awkward architectural spaces. You know, the ones that look at you mournfully from spots like my weirdly tall TV nook, forever alone in their un-decorated-ness.
With real estate at a continually inexplicable premium in our bay area, there are probably lots of empty little spaces on odd little walls too. Which is why I bring you handy, tiny 5×7 and 8×8 pieces to grace them with cheer and color. As I happened to find myself in San Francisco the day of the Supreme Court DOMA & Prop 8 rulings, I snapped a couple commemorative images that I’m working on some limited edition originals of.
I’m also halfway into a Sacramento Farmer’s Market series of small paintings. So far I’m the only one that likes the truck.
And then there’s this one of a liquor store in SoCal for which I haven’t come up with a title yet.
There, all caught up. Hooray! And on a Monday too. Wow, anything really is possible! 😉
3 thoughts on “Catching up”
Brilliant, Marianne!!!! And, please, do leave the dates of both open studios (and studio locations) so we can come see and buy!!!! 🙂
Great pieces Marianne! I love the new horizontals!