Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Back to Business

Lattice 1, acrylic on canvas, 25 x 28
I must have had jet lag yesterday - because today it's back to business. I started a new painting last night, and have finished it today. I already had the canvas ready, or I couldn't have finished this fast. The painting is abstract, and based partially on one of the Generations series I did in Santa Fe.

At this point in my career I feel free to experiment, and am not so attached to how the paintings are received in the marketplace. For instance, I know that the color palette I have used in this painting is not popular right now. Regardless, it was right for me.

I had a call from a long-time client in Denver. Amazingly, every time she has called me over the years, I have been in Santa Fe, and this time was no exception. I'm going through what little inventory I have and will send her what I can.

Had another call yesterday from a client I haven't heard from in almost a year. A hotel project that I did spec pieces for has come through for the room art. I have two pieces, and got to bill for royalties yesterday. Free money!
Encaustic Paints
Look what came in the mail while I was gone! A small expensive box of encaustic paint and mediums. Yum! Can't wait to get started with them.

So even though I'm not busy with orders, I still have a lot going on.

1 comment:

CMC said...

well, I'm trying to decide what kinds of mediums and paints or pigments to order. I see you have R & F. I've also been looking at the encaustikos site since I ordered one of their palettes today.......and a book from Amazon. My friend in BRouge sent me home with some wax to play with when I get some other supplies in hand.