Now that we’re in December, I’m beginning to tie up the year’s work. I’m tryiong to finish up a few obligations such as a couple of smaller commissioned pieces befor ebeginning to gear up for the coming new year. I ‘ve been mulling over going ahead with some concepts that I’ve been pushing aside for years now and I’m getting pretty anxious to get at them.
I have plans to doing a few larger paintings, including a couple that are very large. I am also working on a series that relates to the Exiles series that I did back in the mid-1990′s, such as the piece shown here. The newer pieces will not emulate this work as they were surely emotional products of that time in my life and, as such, cannot be simply replicated. At least, I can’t do that. So they will emerge with a different look and probably a different feel, which is exciting in itself. One idea involves a large assemblage of small paintings in this theme. I will reveal more as the work comes about.
This period of getting ready for the upcoming year is always exciting, for the most part. I have had years where I struggled early on to find something to move me ahead, something that lit the fires under me. Inevitably, the ignition came but it feels much better to start the year with a fire already ablaze.
There are also a couple of other things in the works that I will announce in the new few months that I am pretty excited about. Hopefully, they will turn out as well as I hope.
And if not, we’ll make it work…