Balancing the old with the new

I have about 8 paintings sitting in front of me.  None of them are done.  A couple of them have lingered for more than a year as I have either put them off because of technical challenges or I have just gotten excited about the next painting.  I have to finish these.  In the spirit of everything being an experiment, I keep banging away at each new work, pushing the boundaries of what I hope to accomplish, abandon and revisit, paint over it or just let it sit on the rack.  This is all process which is fun but doesn’t lead to many completed works or in other words, sales.

I was just blessed with a number of sales (mostly of older works) as I attempted to clear space in my little studio.  That was a good week.  The problem, of course, is that it takes two seconds to sell a painting and it takes infinitely longer to paint one.  So now I’m back at it, with the renewed enthusiasm that someone out there likes what I’m doing and that I should keep going.  Success, as they say, builds on success.  Here are a couple of paintings on the easel now.

8 x 10″ Acrylic on Canvas- a sketch

Bigger.  In progress…