I've been doing almost nothing but painting for weeks now. very few social interactions at all, dirty house, neglected work, pending taxes, happy cat, etc. I'm making progress, although I'm working on 3 paintings at a time right now, which means they all seem to be crawling towards completion. unsurprisingly I've decided I may not want to include one or two older ones in the show and instead have nice shiny brand new ones...that are nowhere near done. keep in mind, that in my painting world, "old" is creeping in around the 6 month mark. but a solo show takes almost a year to paint you say? I guess that means i'm improving, in my own head at least.

So, I'm still on #10 and #11 (black hand above), and am into prep on #12. I doubt I have time to get that last one done, it's 36" x 48" and will have lots of type, but I'm going to do my best.

Last week I started doing the press for the show with the people at the Shooting Gallery...exciting. I'll have the flyers and such posted on here this week, I think they came out great.

The show will be called "MARKS", as in: a target, and a sign or indication of a quality or feeling, and a small area on a surface having a different color from its surroundings, typically one caused by accident or damage. all very fitting I think.

more very soon.