Tuesday, March 22, 2016


I love to work big. I love feeling uninhibited to cover a huge surface with a variety of colors and patterns and apply an overabundance of information to really make a strong visual impact. But lately, I've felt the need to practice working small again so I can produce more finished products with limited time.

I notice that instead of "nesting" in the traditional sense, I'm going crazy trying to do as much painting now as I can before Baby Echo comes. I have applied to a couple of shows happening this summer, will hopefully score a large scale commission that would be due in June if I am selected, and I have a new website in the works. 

All of this is happening while I prepare to take my maternity leave from MCA and get everything ready at home for a tiny person to start living with us. I like this pace and feel blessed to have so many opportunities coming my way, but I feel like I should slow down a little bit. 

That's where working on these smaller pieces comes in. I can fulfill my desire to be making something, but they are fast and easy and don't physically tax me like working bigger does right now with my big ol' belly. 

"Untitled" Acrylic on Canvas 12"x16" 2016

"Untitled" Acrylic on Canvas 12"x16" 2016

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