Saturday, May 09, 2009
I've just finished this small fruit piece; these stacked berry paintings are fun to do but really time consuming because of all the intricate detail. Maybe I should stick with apples and tomatoes. :-)
Currently I'm working on a large lotus painting, 36" x 48" with extreme backlighting and a black background. This gives it a very contemporary look. After that I'm on to a diptych inspired by my trip to "Lotus Lake" last summer. I will definitely return again this summer to the lake!
My friend Sue McGrew and I have a joint show scheduled for next February - April at the Marnie Sheridan Gallery here in town. Its at Harpeth Hall and is one of the more attractive places to show art in Nashville. Sue is an excellent landscape artist who is well known here in Nashville and she's also a nationally recognized physician specializing in autism. An impressive dual career! I think it will be a fun show and will give me a chance to try some out some new ideas, perhaps combining photography and painting.
I'll be in New York later this month -- of course I'll be checking out the galleries and museums but also indulging another passion of mine, chocolate chip cookies and desserts. New York has some of the best cookie bakers in the country and I'm looking forward to trying the legendary Levain Bakery chocolate chip cookie as well as Jaques Torres' Chocolate Mudslide Cookie. Which will be the best?