Finally fricking finishing this painting was not intentionally coordinated with recent ~events~ but I will absolutely take it. You can read a little more about my long journey with this painting in the last post. I'm just....really really happy with it. Happy to have worked on it, and happy it's done. Still thinking about a title.
I'll be doing a Shop Update this Saturday, July 3rd at 3pm EST, with:
- Open Edition prints
- Limited Edition prints, hand-embellished with gold watercolor (more info here)
Love you all (and....goes without saying. S2 👏🙌🤩)
A little preview for a long time coming reveal. Usually I'm not a teaser-image person but....this painting has been gently haunting me in various stages of completeness for a long, long time, and it's still yet to click that it's finally finished, and it's been so long that I almost feel weird about sharing the whole thing (don't worry, I will). I started it all the way back in December, right before moving, at the start of another bout of art block and a really low mental point. But I had an idea for a painting and started it, with no particular reason or motivation other than a personal need. In between work sessions it's spent a lot of time in a drawer over the last seven months, and I was pretty sure many times that it was going to stay there.
Every artwork feels personal, of course, but this one especially so, and in a weird way. Not so much for the actual artwork content; I've been on-off working on it for so long and at such an odd time in my life that I feel like a significantly different person now than I was when I started it. It feels really good to finish an artwork, not for an external purpose or deadline, just for the simple sake of caring about it, a lot. I'm really excited to share something new.
If you've made it this far...you'll be the first to know that this is also a soft heads-up that I'm going to be doing a very small shop update on Saturday, July 3rd, prints of this piece to be included! And, something a little different this time, in addition to the usual open edition prints, I'll be offering a special hand-embellished Limited Edition version as well. More details on those to come over the next few days :)