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May 24, 2010

I wouldn't take pics of my studio even if you paid me, well maybe if you paid me, I mean, why not?

So instead I'll post images from the opening. I'll upload more to Flickr later. 
Prior to the opening, I did 4 paintings during the installation. Total time: about 8 hours, counting coffee breaks. The point was to make 4 paintings, site-specific, in a set amount of time, and in keeping with my MO, works that filter my day-to-day experiences. The gallery closed at 6 pm, so at 5:59pm I started cleaning up. The paintings weren't really "finished," but then again, that was one of the risks. Overall, about a 10-hour day counting the drive. Maybe a bit more, counting prep and break-down. Sushi afterward, which means I'm not 100% vegan anymore. But let's face it, I'll be land-locked in less then 3 weeks. Good-bye Sushi.

The opening in Glendale was this past Saturday. And, yes, I did a live painting on the wall during the reception. And, yes, this is the wave of my future. I liked doing this. It's efficient and I felt like the response was good. I like the idea of my practice consisting of just me and my supplies, as opposed to materials. A few people asked what I would do if someone wanted to buy them. I have to go back on Wednesday to shoot the work for real, but here are a few works that were shot during the opening. The white balance is all over the place. Sure, I'd love to spend the day tweaking this stuff, but I'm a little pressed for time right now. The studio is a fright. 







"Abstract Wall Painting" 
watercolor, gouache, acrylic on wall

"The Atrium" 
watercolor, gouache, acrylic on wall

"Orchid I Grabbed from Home This Morning" 
watercolor, gouache, acrylic on wall

"Fang Checks Out the Ivy by the Loading Dock" 
watercolor, gouache, acrylic on wall 

"Icebreaker" 
watercolor, gouache, acrylic on wall


4 comments :

M.A.H. said...

PS. I like the fact that my painting cart is actually a library cart, seeing as it's at a library.

Carla said...

Wallpainting DURING the opening? Okay, I'm impressed.

M.A.H. said...

I liked it. None of the standing around nervous stuff. It was a little distracting to stop and chat with people, and at times I thought I was making a hideous wreck, but I definitely plan on doing it again. "Icebreaker" was the one at did at the opening.

M.A.H. said...

... I did at the opening.