Orange, 2007, Oil on Panel, 16x20
Well, my panic on Friday was unwarranted. Doug ended up not going to the hike on Saturday so he was able to do do some of the transportation and weekend errands. However, even that was not really necessary because once I got down to business, I was able to finish up the paintings in a few hours or so.
But, just to keep things real, there were a few moments of last minute drama. About a half an hour before we had to leave to deliver the work, I realized that I had forgotten to paint the edges of one painting. It was sitting in a spot where I don't usually keep work and I had overlooked it. So there was a bit of hectic activity on the way out the door, which was oddly comforting. I feel a bit nervous when things go smoothly. heh.
I also have some good news about a new gallery opportunity. A while back, an internet friend of mine gave my name to a gallery director in Atlanta and they were interested in seeing my work. I was in the process of ending my relationship with another gallery, also in Atlanta, and the timing seemed like a good sign. So I sent Twinhouse Gallery a few pieces and they will be "trying me out" for awhile. I know it could go either way, but the director is very enthusiastic about my paintings and I am feeling pretty positive about it all.