Spring’s blank canvas

It’s my last week as a ski patroller for the season, which means I am feeling the let down of ending a warm and rainy winter with lackluster-to-terrifying ski conditions.  While it’s sad to say goodbye to my favorite season,  Spring is an exciting time of transitions and fresh starts. To celebrate my final week, I took some time yesterday to stretch and gesso a new canvas. I can feel the unlimited potential ready to be unleashed upon this baby! IMG_0536

I took about a month off of painting once the SVAC show was up. Winter was a big creative push, and while it was nice to breathe and relax for the duration of the show, I’m looking forward to painting, and will have plenty of time to focus during the shoulder season. I have a plethora of canvas scraps and have long thought about creating many small paintings of various sizes out of them. It would be fun to either incorporate smaller paintings into The Ecology of Memories, or create a complementary series of small-scale imagery. Time will allow it to unfold, and right now I still have a few more large stretchers and many more large ideas.

I’ve also been back to dabbling in graphic design, working on another jar label for a friend’s honey business. It has been nice to stretch my fingers on a drawing tablet and play with fonts. Below is the first design of several to come as I work with Bliss Gardens to create a label that best suits their needs.

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I’m also putting out feelers for galleries, magazine and show opportunities for the upcoming season, perhaps out in some western states, perhaps closer to home. Feelers are out, too, for fresh work on a local farm for the warm months. Shoulder season is upon me!

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