Awe Oil on Linen 48 x 30
I made the big leap yesterday and signed Awe. That means it is finished. I seldom work on a signed painting. The horrendous time I had with this painting is well documented on this blog, starting here on July 9, 2012 and continuing through nearly two and a half years of trouble. The tear in the canvas is hardly visible, but I have reduced the final price of the painting from $6000 to $5000 in case someone complains about "damaged goods". It is going to Carrollwood Cultural Center tomorrow morning to be in the National League of American Pen Women show, which I am Curating. That will be my last hurrah as a Curator and I am thankful that part of my life is over and I can focus energy on the next Feeling Series painting which is "Guilt". Now that my house is stripped of most of the work on the walls, going out to various shows around Tampa Bay, I feel kind of weird, both relieved and at the same time unsettled. I never make predictions about my artwork, so I have no idea when Guilt will be started and how it will develop, and it is always sad to remove a all the trappings of Awe from the studio and clean up the mess of photos, paint tubes, and other paraphernalia I have accumulated for this painting.