Monday, October 30, 2006

Small Paintings and Big Dust Bunnies



Pink Fog, 2006, Oil on Panel, 18x24













Literally, the day after I finished the 48"x60" and 36"x48" panels, I began work on eight 6"x6" paintings. The whole time I was doing the underpaintings for them I was shaking my head trying to clear the visions of huge imagery. It felt a bit surreal, but the underpaintings look fine and hopefully I will have a bit more clarity when I work on them again.

I took my work down to the gallery in Hudson on Sunday. Everything went smoothly, although I realized on the drive home that my night vision is really not what it used to be. Guess I need to visit the eye doctor again. Anyway, my studio looks almost barren now. It's a strange feeling to walk though it without bumping into anything, except for the pet hair/dust bunnies which have become large and very saucy, landing right in the middle of the room instead of hiding in the corners like they usually do.

8 comments:

S.L. Peterson said...

Congrats on getting all that work done and delivered to the gallery!! Watching your process in painting the big ones has given me the itch to order some gigantic canvases, but I think I'm going to have to wait a few months.

arthur said...

I would avoid letting a pet into a studio space if at all possible. Of course, I've done much worse.

arthur said...

It would be interesting to draw or paint dust bunnies, perhaps using a magnifying glass or even microscope. You seem to have some affection for them.

Angela Rockett said...

This piece is so beautiful. Peaceful and serene even with the vibrant colors.

Good luck with your show. I'd love to see it in person, but alas...

Tracy said...

Thanks, Stacers. Hope this work can be of some inspiration to you. But you should wait a bit until that little baby comes! Course then you won't have time:-)

Arthur, I would love to keep the pets out but alas, our house has a very funky door issue and so my studio doors are open to the rest of the house.

Thanks Angela, yeah, yeah, I know, it's the miles, distance, ocean, no time to travel excuse, I hear it all the time, heh.

jrmedia - on painters & painting said...

Another fine piece Tracy!

Anonymous said...

It is more abstract and painterly. Rothko.

Tracy said...

Thanks jrmedia!

Brian, Always a good idea to bring up Rothko when commenting on my work! I never really liked his work and then I started hearing that clearly I was influenced by him. So I went back and looked at him again and have gained a new appreciation for him and his work.