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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Shorter, Warmer Days

Passing Through - in progress ©2011 Katherine Kean
24 x 36" oil on linen on panel
Besides working in the studio, the past week has found me picking work up from various summer shows. Easy enough, yet time consuming - balancing the galleries' hours with traffic. Picking up from Shoshana Wayne was a snap - no traffic, plenty of parking, no line, no problem with paperwork, no problem all around. Nothing at all like the installation day.

I'm very aware that the days have started getting shorter. Because of my travel plans, and knowing that seeing new places can change the direction I've been working in,  I'm attempting to finish everything that I started during the past two months. The one above is almost there (you can see it's beginnings here) , a large landscape is more than halfway, but an even larger triptych  - 10 1/2 feet wide - is barely started with just a graduated color ground applied. But, we have our summer heat now, so the garden and the hills are not the tempting distractions they were a few days ago, and everything will dry quickly.

2 comments:

Kathryn Hansen said...

love that painting!!

and i agree fully about traffic...i've become so bad, that i only entered two competitions this year cuz of the thought of driving it there!!ugh!

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Kathryn. Yes, oh the traffic!