Some upcoming art shows were behind the thrust of work in September, which all revolved around getting some oil painting done.
The first few frantic weeks of September focused on the UNplaza Art Fair. I finished up my work on 13 smaller carnival and sideshow paintings. They concentrated on the visual library of what I’ve been working on for the better part of this year.
The Art Fair went well, for a while. With a bunch of art on display, postcards, handouts and more ready to go, things got off to a great start. Then the rain came. The storm immediately wiped out a lot of the energy of the event, and put a real damper on the second day, when the grounds were unceremoniously converted into a mudpit.
There are more upcoming art shows on the horizon though, so there’s no time to feel bad! I have about five and a half weeks to prepare for my next show. This will be a big one – the culmination of year’s worth of work. All of my rodeo clowns, sideshows, and related subjects and paintings will be on display for one big shin dig just before the end of the year.
So stay tuned for more information on the upcoming art shows. The remaining days of September will be spent finishing up some new sketches, building a few more stretchers, and beginning that last push up the last part of the mountain.
This song always reminds me of Europe, and Sonic Youth always reminds me how much fun musicians seemed to be having before everything went digital: