I used to draw and paint a lot.
merriwether lewis 2005 (after the Charles Willson Peale portrait)
west side water park 2005
illustration for film poster 2005
And my begining here, this blog, was making marks on paper - the cardboard horse project.
And then all of a sudden I was sewing. A lot. And as I sewed more and more the drawing and painting went away. I miss that kind of work and that kind of expression but even though I feel inspired in that direction I keep not doing it. It is very easy not to. So I’m making it mandatory and planning a project in the 2 dimensional world for 2013. I have figured out what it’s going to be, the focus, and I’m excited about it but I’m still working out the particulars of how I’m going to share it – when I get that figure out I’ll tell you all about it.
I made this painting a little while ago for Partners & Spade.
You can see it installed in the mantle in the NY Times today or in person at 40 Great Jones Street in New York.
I thought they looked pretty this morning.
My mural is finished and installed at a soon to be open restaurant called Home (20 Cornelia St. between Bleecker and West 4th). If you’re in the West Village you can go say hello to the peaceful goats and have a glass of wine. Here it is being installed.
And the previous day being inspected by the willet before getting packed up to go.
I’m painting a landscape mural this week working from pictures I took last week upstate at Olana and Clermont. I recomend visiting both, even though it was hot as balls I had a fabulous time. Here is some of the scarey looking underpainting.
This is the first 3 feet or so. The entire painting will be about 8 feet long and 30 inches high. When it’s done and installed I’ll let you know where. Here is the same section with the first of many color layers and a few details begun including some peaceful goats sketched in.
I haven’t painted anything in a long time and I’m way, out of practice and slow. Starting anything, especially large-ish projects and most especially painting, always makes me unreasonably anxious. This one gave me hives. I’m very happy in the middle of things but don’t care so much for the beginning or end.
She is a springtime jolly and she went to Cog and Pearl here in Brooklyn yesterday with some other little birds.