I have a new favorite spot, the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse on Telegraph Ave in Oakland, near my studio (Temescal neighborhood). I’ve been working on a series of medium-sized canvases that are recycled paintings purchased there — stretched on a frame and ready for a new skin of paint. I specifically created this piece for Open Studios, as I wanted a not-too-big abstract to fit in my allotted space at Gray Loft Gallery (not to mention fit in my car.). I do try to create paintings with more muted colors — but they always end up here. So I’m going with that attraction to the primaries. Open Studios was a lot of fun, as I was with a terrific group of artists. We sweltered through the first weekend and were happy when the fog rolled in. I’m rethinking future plans for E Bay Open Studios (“EBOS”) as I find that at the end of the day of showing my art I feel quite raw and it takes a few days to recover. I often am reassessing my role as an artist — how do I fit in? Is it worth it? Does my work suck? Can a modern Peggy Guggenheim please come discover me? I’ll see how I feel in 6 months. A big thank you to everyone who came to see my work! Your enthusiasm means a lot.
28″ x 22″ acrylic, pencil on stretched canvas = $800