Summer is almost over. School started this week for kids in Portland, and my many years of teaching make me think of this time of year as a new beginning.
This summer, I’ve made pastries and paintings of pastries. I’ve collaborated on a few fun projects, and I’ve surprised myself with new directions. In fact, my new project is another example of “never say never”, because I’m venturing down a path I never thought possible.
For years, I’ve resisted abstract work. Some of it is really beautiful, but I always felt like it wasn’t for me.
Until now. This summer as I’ve waffled with my place (but not my painting), I found myself drawn to painting abstracts.
And I love it.
I’m really excited about exploring something completely new. I don’t know if this is where my work is heading, but I’m going to enjoy this season.
So on the first day of Fall, I’ll begin a series of 100 abstracts. Kind of like this.
These will be larger, and a bit more adventurous than my usual paintings that are for sale here.
Don’t worry, I’m still a story-teller. And stories are a big part of why I paint. So even if you’re not ready to purchase yet, there will still be stories here with every painting. Either way, I hope you enjoy this season of adventure with me.
See you September 22!