Thursday, May 19, 2011

One Down One to Go



One down and one to go.  The Steel Bridge work is finished outside of one more coat of varnish and figuring out it's name and signing it.  The Fremont isn't far behind, but is going to be another day or so.

It's really nice that both works are uniquely powerful in their own ways.  The Fremont work has a really nice skyscape that differentiates if from all my current works of the last eight to ten years.  My skies are usually filled with collage elements and just elude to clouds rather than out right depict them.  It marks a new strategy that will be used in the upcoming body of works.  The Steel Bridge has a very graphic feel within the bridge that contrasts to the more painterly approach used within the rest of the work.

I can't wait to employ the strategies of these works into the paintings of the upcoming exhibit.  It's going to be a really fun summer.