In final preparation for my show last month, I found myself totally exhausted and really needing a break. So a day after I got back from LA, I flew to Massachusetts and spent a week at my dads house laying low. Farmland, runs to the beach, working out in a scary inland gym...and no painting at all. I did however spend a bunch of time thinking about the next series, something which I find just as important as painting itself --but an easy thing to neglect, and the hardest aspect of painting for a deadline. I have some time now though, and have very little booked for the future (which I'm finding both comforting and stressful at the same time. I am sending three brand new pieces w/ Corey Helford Gallery to Art Basel in December, so I'll be hard at work on those for the next 2 months. I'm back in the swing of things and having a really good time with the first of the new pieces (started below). more soon!