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Untitled 2, 16×20, oil on canvas. $250.00 Buy Now SOLD

I painted this today because yesterday I painted this:

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Untitled 1, 20x20x1.5, oil on canvas Buy Now

I didn’t begin this week thinking I would start a series of abstracts but, as they say, one thing led to another, and here I am. In many ways it’s more difficult than my representational paintings, but after yesterday’s painting, I had a direction (the thing that’s been most lacking in all my other abstract attempts). You can’t put a price on direction. I spend hours working, experimenting, playing, struggling and then, out of that effort (sometimes tedious) comes the blessed reward: direction. It happened with the birds and it might be happening now. Two paintings in and maybe still too early to call, but for right now I can say this with confidence: These abstracts energize me. They make me want to get into the studio. 

But I’m new to this and when it came time to give them a title, I was at a complete loss. That’s where YOU come in. Give me a title suggestion for either (or both) untitled 1, untitled 2, and if I pick your title, I’ll send you a set of my art notecards in the mail as a thank you. Just leave your suggestion in the comments.

A great big thank you to everyone who gave me feedback on my facebook post yesterday. The encouragement could very well be partly responsible for today’s effort.