After skipping a couple years, I have signed up for Leslie Saeta’s 30 in 30 Challenge again.
Daunting, but exciting too – could be a good antidote for my mid-winter slump. I’ve been busy working on paintings for a couple different shows, so I’m starting the month off by cheating just a little bit; I’ll post the four very fresh (still wet!) paintings I’ve made for Zip 37 Gallery‘s “Valentine/UnValentine” show, which opens this Friday evening and runs through February 18. Pictured below is “The Lovers,” oil on canvas, 10″ x 8″.
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Tagged #30 paintings in 30 days, 30 in 30, february, love, Only Love can Break your Heart, Saint Etienne, Unvalentines, valentine's day, Zip 37 Gallery
My show at Zip 37 is over. I’ve taken the paintings away and prepared the gallery for the next artist. It’s been a good run and I sold 9 paintings between the two shows at CORE and Zip (essentially the same body of work on two different sides of town) as well as a handful of monotypes. I’m thanking whatever gods may be that smiled on me these past two months- but I’m especially thanking the good folks who like the work enough to fork over some money and take it home. (Maybe I can get that root canal & crown now.)
My next show is scheduled to open at Zip 37 on February 10, 2012. It wasn’t my first choice of date but I’ll work with it. I plan to do some reading and thinking about the sickness that is love in preparation for this show which falls around Valentine’s Day.
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Tagged aches & pains, animuse, CORE New art space, february, Katie Hoffman, love, Over, Portishead, valentine's day, Zip 37 Gallery
Wobbly day despite beautiful weather in Denver.
This is an excellent movie.
A quiet film that speaks volumes about good, evil, the places in between, and the resiliency of the human spirit.
As I type “the resiliency of the human spirit” I realize it is a god-awful cliche but it’s useful because it’s precise.
I recommend “The Secret Life of Words.”
Tonight I listen to fado and gesso and try not to worry too much. I try.
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Tagged amalia, barco negro, cliches, evil, fado, film, gesso, life, love, monsters, The Secret Life of Words
How I hated this holiday when I was younger. I still think it’s a cruel commercial holiday that excludes the lonely. But- there may be nothing lovelier than a valentine, to one in love. My favorite site about romantic love – heart wrenching, unrequited love – is Steve-o Stonebreaker’s Agony and Rapture.