I have just experienced my first post-show painting lull. I spent the better part of the last 10 months on the "Marks" show, but once the show was up and the opening over, I felt really indecisive about what to do next. it seemed like a good time to do some new stuff; try some new imagery, work on some different surfaces...step it up a notch if possible. I did get right on all that, but I forget how long all the prep can take. I was then trying to hold out for some art panels I ordered, but they won't be ready until later this week. I'm generally pretty patient, but when I don't work, I get depressed. aside from painting, the only way to curb it these days is to spend an inordinate amount of time at the gym (and there's only so much my joints can take). thankfully, I've been rescued by a new painting.

Over a month after I finished the last "Marks" painting, I finally started something new. I put in a little over 7 hours yesterday and my hand is now sore in all the right ways.

until I have some new pictures, here's a few randoms from the last few months: