Starting to think I might actually make it all the way to day 30!
Petrichor is one of my favorite scents. Don’t have a lot of opportunity to experience it in Denver. We get a few dramatic rain storms in the summer months, but the danger of hail keeps me with one eye on the vegetable garden when it happens – can’t just relax and enjoy it. My youngest daughter tells me it has been raining in Richmond, Indiana for a couple of day now. In February! Hard to imagine.
“Petrichor II,” oil on canvas board
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opens at Zip 37 this Friday, the good lord willing and the creek don’t rise. I’m grateful to Mauricio Rocha for giving us a shout out in this week’s Westword. Hope you can come by and take a peek if you’re in the neighborhood.
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Tagged Hank Williams, lovesick, Mauricio Rocha, Westword, Zip 37 Gallery
As February 10, the opening date for my solo show at Zip 37 (preemptively conceived of and titled as “Lovesick”) approached, I realized the 50 unfinished canvases in my studio were nowhere near becoming 50 finished canvases. Or even 20. Or 10.
I have been painting every day. Really. But winter is never kind to my psyche. Worrying, sleeping and moping consumes a lot of time. Progress is slow and inertia is a harsh mistress.
I never want to half-ass a new solo by hauling out older stuff, so I was in quite a dither and moaning about this to friends when it occurred to me- like the zen koan about the guy who goes out riding on his horse for the purpose of finding a horse- I have friends. (Or at least, people willing to talk to me:) Some of those friends make art. And some of them make art about love, at least sometimes.
Et voila- “Lovesick” will include the work of nine of my favorite Colorado artists, exploring the madness that is love. There will be paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, book arts and printmaking.
I am grateful to Penney Bidwell, Heather Doyle-Maier, Sarah Haney, Sara-Lou Klein, Lokken Liane, Claudia Roulier, Valerie Savarie and Susan Vaho for saying yes. And I am excited about this show, opening on February 10 and running until February 26 .
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Tagged Claudia Roulier, heather doyle-maier, joe cocker, lokken liane, lovesick, penney bidwell, sara-lou klein, sarah haney, susan vaho, valerie savarie, with a little help from my friends, zip 37
Monotype. Terrible scan. Need a new scanner.
Titan Arum man is coming along well. He should be done in time for the show, which needs to be hung in – gads – a little more than two weeks.
The slightly larger painting that I have high hopes for is still giving me fits.
Don’t know if it will be done in time.
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Tagged animus, botany, chet, general craziness, I am not incapable of being dickish, music, the shepherd, titan arum
Monotype, 7. 5″ x 5.5″.
Plus some gratuitous Etta James, just because I love it.
monotype, 7″ x 5″.
I have switched my website domain from GoDaddy to Namecheap in solidarity with the elephants.
Monotype, 5″ x 7″.
Monotype, 7″x 5″.
Monotype, 6″ x 8″.