Monday, April 26, 2010

Two New Paintings

I recently finished two new paintings. One is my self portrait which is for the self portrait show, June 12th - 30th, at the Julie Nester Gallery in Park City Utah. Some of you may recognize the image from the encaustic painting I did in the Jeff Schaller workshop a few years back. I liked the image so much that I wanted to paint it in the current style I was working in. I am pretty happy with it and think that it's a successful painting.  It is 24" x 12" and was done in oil and encaustic wax.

The second painting I finished is titled "Lounging at the Beach". I love the way her skin turned out and how you can see her tan lines, making this a bit more sexy. The position of the woman on the panel is nice too, making this piece stand out from the rest. I'd have to say that this is my favorite so far from my bathers/ swimmers series. This painting is 12" x 12" and also done in oil and encaustic wax.


  1. Suzanne DesRosiersApril 27, 2010 at 6:05 AM

    As I am about to have Open Studios in my city, Somerville, MA, your post today was so very helpful. The idea of "paying my dues" resonates in that I am really expecting not so much in sales, but more in salesmanship.
    Beginning a base is important and I can see that you will do well in the future. I ask you, however, don't you consider your commissions as sales?
    Did you have a sign stating that you do commissions?

    I am less anxious after reading your post and again thanks for taking the time and sharing your honest experience.


  2. Hi Suzanne,
    Thank you for your comment. While commissions are technically sales, until the work is complete and the check is in my hand, it is just a potential sale and has the possibility of not actually happening. This is why I'm not counting it as a sale from open studios just yet. I did have a sign posted saying "commissions now being accepted" on my studio wall.

    Good luck with your open studios!