Hurricane, 36 x 24 inches, oil on linen
This painting is available from Anne Irwin Fine Art
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great holiday. Mine was nice and low key, just the way I like it. I was able to go through it without much stress this time around.
However, I also didn't paint much. Actually, I didn't paint at all in the last few weeks. The guilt is increasing each hour and if I don't get back to painting soon, I'll surely die.
I haven't been slacking off completely though. I've been doing other chores that come with this job, like upgrading technology (got a new computer!) and learning new software to hopefully be more efficient in keeping track of my inventory and archives. I've been doing this in iPhoto all this time, but I finally decided I needed something more professional so I've upgraded to Aperture, which works similarly but a lot more robust in terms of organizing metadata. Good stuff, but learning new software is rough on my feeble brain at this age. LOL
In other news, I now have a new studio! Attached to the School of Light and Color (where I teach) there used to be a co-op gallery which closed its doors as of last month. So I took it. It is a fabulous space–high ceilings, big north light, a hanging system and track lighting (it was a gallery) and it's really convenient since I live two minutes from it, and I teach at the school.
Very exciting, but it's a lot of work, too. I have to build work tables, partitions, a vertical rack, model stands, shelving... There'll be a lot of sawing and hammering in the next month or so. I'll take some pics later on and keep you posted on my progress.
When it is finally presentable, I'll do an open studio. Stay tuned!!