Monday, March 23, 2009

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Back Up Against the Shadows, 2009, Oil on Birch Panel, 6x12

Last Friday night I emailed jpegs of all of the paintings I have ready for the show at The Harrison Gallery. A few folks had already called the gallery after receiving the show announcement (yayy!) and so the director wanted to get a preview up quickly. She had chosen about 21 paintings out of the 29 jpegs that I had sent which might ordinarily send me into a rejection fueled tailspin (what? they don't immediately want EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER PAINTED?!) but really just made me feel relieved that now I have some good work on hand for my next show which is in August. Anyway, you can check out the images here.

There are still a few paintings that will be added. I have two larger barn paintings, one of which may be included, as well as the 40x60 I have been prattling on about for awhile. I did the underpainting on that today (image below) and I should be able to put some color down on it on Thursday or so. I am going really simple with this one, and was certainly thinking about Rothko here too. Despite its size, however, I am not feeling a lot of pressure about whether it will work out at the color stage. I have at least one large painting that is really nice and will certainly be included and so this huge one is optional. The worst that can happen is that I will have to sand it down and start again, and it sure wouldn't be the first time I do that.

But don't think I am not daydreaming about it turning out beautifully, being included in the show and then selling to someone who wants ten more! A girl can (day)dream right?

14 comments:

Kim Morin Weineck said...

Hooray!

Melody said...

My hands down fav is "Long Lines Late In The Day"

pattynubs said...

The paintings are wonderful! I keep dreaming that someday I will have one hanging in my house. Someday ....

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Love the finished one featured in this blog entry!! Congratulations on your successes.

Takeyce Walter said...

Very nice collection, Tracy. Congrats!

Miki Willa said...

The paintings are fantastic. I especially love the one you posted today. The colors are so rich and yummy. Congratulations on getting done on time.

Katherine said...

Congratulations! Looks like a beautiful show - Back Up Against the Shadows is certainly gorgeous.
Good luck!

Tracy said...

Thanks everyone! I actually think Back Up Against the Shadows is my new favorite one too. I don't paint many darks very often and I am pleased with how this one turned out.

Megha Chhatbar said...

Definitely, Girls do day dreaming..:) Wonderful work...Also Tracy, I have started a new blog dedicated to my sketch work — Art on Sketchbook

Bad Cat Studios said...

I've been meaning to comment for a while... I've been reading your blog at work over lunch, and I don't know if I'm supposed to comment on blogs over the work computer system!! Anyhow, I have REALLY enjoyed the pictures of your studio and seeing the process that you go through to create all your beautiful paintings. I have felt like I've been on a studio tour. I was wondering if you'd ever consider posting about how you build your supports (or maybe you already have and I didn't catch that post)? I'd love to learn how to do that, but it looks complicated... Anyhow, keep up the good work. Your blog is great and I'd really like to go see your work in person sometime!

Darlene Twitchell said...

I love your work and blog! I have an award for you on my blog!

Natalya said...

love the tree in the top painting! got the postcard to your show today in the mail and it's the same tree shadows... juicy...
congrats on the show! it'll be great!

Kim Denise said...

Back Up Against the Shadows is gorgeous! I love it!

Wish I could see this show in person. I saw the last one, and I was amazed at the depth and glow you achieve. Each piece seemed lit from within.

Wishing you many sales!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

The paintings look absolutely marvellous Tracy - I'd love to be able to go to one of your shows and see them all for real. Some had me looking hard for the price! :)