Confession, this is not really a "new" painting in the sense that I just started and finished it recently. Rather, it is a painting I was working on during the earlier part of the summer that got placed on a shelf waiting to be finished. So it waited... and waited... till today. I finally took a little time to do the finishing touches while I worked on another still life.
Sometimes a little time away from something is just what you need to gain the perspective it takes to continue on with purpose. Even though this sat around for a few weeks, I was busy painting in my head - the physical changes took barely any time at all.
One thing I struggle with is naming paintings. I stop short of "untitled 1, untitled 2 etc" only because that is a little too barren (and is a catalog nightmare). I hesitate to get too involved with titles as well - sometimes I wonder if artists come up with a clever name and then paint a work to fit it. Often the title guts me a little as I try to give further meaning without being too fancy or pompous. Today was easy. though - I looked at the piece and knew immediately. I called this work "Blue Music" because I love painting patterns. When I look at the blue lines on these plates, they are like a dance. I can hear their music in my head.
I'm in the process of adding details and availability to the works in my portfolio - I know with Christmas coming up that people are starting to get their shopping started. If you see something you like, please contact me and I can give you all the info you need! I'll be taking my available work to a few Christmas art sales this year, so stake your claim early!