As we move toward the Winter Equinox and a new year, here I am channeling spring. The "pink moon", a symbol of rebirth, regeneration, and balance, is a time to reflect on where you are and where you're heading. It occurs in April, when the pink phlox blooms. In 2023 it was also a glowing super moon, hanging huge in the sky.
NEW WORK IN PROGRESS
This 4-foot by 6-foot painting is the second work in my new "Pink Moon" series. I've been manipulating the composition for almost a year, until it was finally close enough to sketch out on the prepared wood panel. I've just started to block in a bit of color.
I love the scale of this one. If you've been following my progress, you know that I recently finished a series of 16" square and 24" square paintings set in Costa Rica. Going back to bigger paintbrushes and broad brushstrokes actually feels like it loosens my brain. With all that space, I am more open to changes as this painting develops.
Just like any printing process, my archival print editions go through steps before I am ready to release them into the world. In this case, a print has to meet certain specifications - accuracy, color matching, and clarity - before it becomes an edition. When it meets the exacting standards of a perfectionist Virgo (that's me!) I sign it as an "artist's proof". These are printed on the same museum-quality paper, but a bit smaller.
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MORE NEWS FROM THE STUDIO
The New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut included my painting Dance of the Pelicans in their annual "Nor'Easter", a prestigious juried exhibition of regional art. Dance of the Pelicans won the Visitor's Choice Award!
If you looked at my online journals from this year, you'll realize that my work has been included in eight museum and gallery exhibitions in 2023. Plus, four magazines and a color exhibition catalogue. In January, 33 Contemporary Gallery has selected Wake for their "Water" exhibit on Artsy.com
I wish you a happy, healthy and creative holiday season. Feel free to email me anytime with questions, and please share the link to this post. Guess it's time for me to get back to painting!