Tomorrow night is the opening reception for my solo show at Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, ME. Along with the figure paintings and landscapes I have a few still life paintings for my show. I did a series of paintings full of flowers, but I really liked these two paintings with antlers and a deer skull in the scene also. I was visiting my framer this winter and saw a collection of antlers at his shop. He was nice enough to let me borrow some of them for these paintings. Both of these canvases are 36×36″.
For the last year I’ve been focusing on painting for this solo show, so it’s exciting to finally be ready for the show to open tomorrow. It’s always a bit strange to see a show hanging after spending so much time making the paintings. There’s enough work for this show that I was never able to see all the paintings at once in my studio. Even though I know these paintings quite well, it’s exciting for me to see the whole body of work hanging in a gallery with nice lighting on the paintings. This has been a big project for me, so I hope lots of you get to see the paintings.