The rest of the summer is dedicated to what I affectionately call maintenance. It hit 104 degrees yesterday and is way too hot to work effectively in my garage/studio. I try to get out there for a couple hours early morning, but it’s the most I can handle. The paint actually dries before it hits the surface. Hard to manipulate…especially in my-oh-so-special way. So, after the Riverviews install and reception, I will start working on frames and stretcher bars. This doesn’t require so much steady work in the Georgia heat. Basically cutting, sanding, and gluing.
I have two solo shows running simultaneously in 2019 to prep for. This is a good chance to organize all that in the next couple months. I am also going to local figure drawing sessions once a week in a nicely air-conditioned space at The Studio School. Nice people and interesting models. I really appreciate how drawing the figure tunes up the ability to measure and see. This has also inspired ideas to combine the structural abstracted figure with the abstracted landscapes. Really not sure how this will play out, but it is worth a try. The notion is to make the imagery narrative and personal.