Sunday, August 3, 2008

August 3, 2008

Hermit of Halfmoon Valley
acrylic on canvas
18" x 24"

When you think of art you rarely thinking about dusting yet that was exactly what needed to be done in order that I get my artwork ready for a two person show I've been invited to do at the Fein Art Gallery in Pittsburgh beginning immediately following Labor Day weekend. I've committed to bring twenty - twenty-five pieces of art. Simultaneously I have three pieces in another art show which runs at a concurrent time.

Hours bled into hours as I pulled paintings from a variety of storage spots and wiped off the dust on those pieces that were not wrapped in brown paper or packed in shipping crates. At the first pass through I counted twenty pieces, then reassessed the unchosen pieces to see if any of the remainder would qualify. The last two additions were "Not Quite Dead" a piece about racism, sexism and bigotry and a small painting I created in 2001 called "Red Riding Hood".