Hi all. For my first post of 2018, and my first post in a while, I wanted to start with a recap of the past year, and then introduce a few changes for the next year, specifically involving this blog:
I started this blog November 4th of 2016, a little over a year ago. In the past year I have learned that regularly posting articles to a blog in a journalistic fashion is really not for me. When I have the time, I am stretching for things to talk about. When I have a lot going on to talk about, I don’t have much time for blogging, or for going through reams of spam searching for legit comments before I write anything.
I debated scrapping the blog altogether, however I still think it could serve a purpose. My paintings typically contain a lot of references and background material. If you know that context, it really adds to the viewers appreciation of the artwork. I am often told that I should be posting that information with the art when it is on display. So the main focus of this blog for the next year will be to write about the contextual information for each piece. I will link back and forth between the blog and the art on the website, for those that want the ‘full story’.
This is a rather big project, so I would not expect every piece to have documentation right away. I’ll continue to post articles throughout the year, generally on Fridays, though it will likely be irregular.
In addition to this, I will still include project updates and show or event announcements as they occur. Thanks for staying on the adventure with me!