Friday, June 15, 2007

Cville, revisited

I've been working on a restoration this week.

This painting came back to me with some scratches on the surface. Apparently it got damaged en route to the frame shop. This painting was done in 2000, so I had to guess which painting medium I was using then (to match the finish) as well as mix up the colors to match.


And a closeup of the offending gouge:


It's all patched up now, and is sporting a lovely new allover varnish to give it some extra durability.

It was nice to see this painting again, and to see it framed up so nicely. This painting was based on a field I found near where we used to live in Charlottesville.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

It seems that it's time to give an update on what I'm actually doing in the studio. Lately it seems that I've been finishing up paintings that I've started. I tend to start a round of paintings, between 3-6 pieces. I go back and forth between them for a few weeks until I just start finishing them up. This is one of those periods. I want to keep starting new pieces, but I do need some closure on the ones I've begun. I can't let too much time pass, or else I lose some momentum.

These are some of the Warm Springs paintings that I'm currently working on... in various stages of completion:



And these are close to being done. They are 4"x4" panels. I'll scan them in and post them in their final state soon.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

I wanted to share with you all a link to Doug's photos from our weekend getaway. These were mostly done with a Rolleiflex camera, though there may be a Holga or two in there.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/douglawson/sets/72157600286709359/show/

I think he needs to set up a whole site devoted to his lovely Holgas so that we can enjoy them in there entirety.