I’m stubbornly and slowly – very slowly – applying the last areas of color to my last big painting for the show that opens this Saturday, which we will be installing tomorrow night.

This particular painting has been a little bit weird for me, but not in a bad way. If I didn’t have the approaching deadline staring me in the face, I probably would have stalled out and let it sit to the side for weeks, or months even.

Nevertheless, I plowed through my awkward blocks and am very close to finishing.

I snapped this detail shot because I really liked where the painting was taking me at the time:

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In the end, what I like about this painting is that I felt free to just make things up as I went along. I can’t explain why that part of the experience was more apparent with this painting as opposed to others, but I do know that I felt some personal growth, as a painter, while working things out.

Some in-progress images:
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The finished painting along with other new works will be on exhibit from May 9th through June 13th at:

Frank Juarez Gallery,
1109 North 8th Street,
Sheboygan, WI, 53081.
Open Saturdays, 10am-4pm, and by appointment.

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