Last week felt very busy, with the Red Sox game and finishing the works for the Lyme 250th Anniversary exhibit at Long River Studios. I have been tired. I slept well last night and am now ready to focus on the set of work which goes to AVA Gallery in Lebanon, New Hampshire, for their annual juried Summer Show. This work will be completed during the next 10 days. There is no theme or idea suggested for this work, so it will represent my natural impulses. I am leaning toward submitting the painting "Window" and a recent drawing. In the years I have submitted two paintings AVA has taken just one, but when I have submitted a drawing and a painting they have often taken both. My paintings are of the maximum size allowed (no more than 60 inches in any dimension), so my guess is they do not want me to dominate the wall space in an exhibit which is designed to reflect the recent output of artists from the states of New Hampshire and Vermont.
I like the two drawings I made yesterday. My ability to play with form as I create it is rapidly increasing. I am learning expression and form-making are intimately intertwined. I always knew this, but doing it is another thing, and only comes through enormous knowledge acquired through prodigious amounts of practice.
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