Dark Around the Edges, 2008, Oil on Panel, 20x40
A comment by Debre last week, who wanted to view and get more info about the entire group of Horizon Line paintings, coupled with some free time (!) led me to put together a new blog over the weekend. I actually had been kicking around some form of this idea for awhile, but hadn't had the time to figure out how to approach it.
The thing is, some of my lovely galleries don't keep up their websites. This doesn't upset me as I have a website too and I find it difficult to update it a few times a year, let alone each time there is a new show or new work. Also, new work is posted almost daily on this blog but I don't want this blog to be sales oriented, so usually there is little information about prices, location and availability. And since there seem to be a surprising number of people who come here after googling me (?) I thought I better do a little more to encourage contact with my galleries.
So Now Showing will be the place where I will post groups of paintings that are in a specific show or event, or are shipped off to be included in a gallery's inventory. The retail prices will be posted, as well as the link to its location.
Currently all the work included in the Horizon Lines show has been posted. And I will gradually add the images of the work that is at some of the other galleries. I haven't decided yet if I will include the work in the galleries that do a stellar job of updating their websites. Depends on my schedule I guess.
I expect Now Showing will evolve, probably into something I can't foresee right now, but for the time being it IS pretty cool to see so many of my paintings without all of this silly chatting breaking up the flow. Heh. I suppose there will be some overlap with the images on both blogs, but I don't expect that everyone who reads this will also check in over there so I think that will not be an issue.
The piece pictured above was painted for the Horizon Lines show, but I decided not to hang it, mostly because there wasn't enough room for such a large horizontal. I like it though and it is a good one to have on hand since my next project is to start looking for a new gallery for representation.