Around this time last year, a friend offered me a job helping with wildlife research in Alabama. I was hesitant at first, just as I was hesitant to do it again this year. The idea of taking time away from my art and writing seemed counter to everything I've been working for. But in the end I can't justify spending less time outside even in the name of art.
So expect to see a little less of my paintings in the coming months. I'll still be making enough art to rotate what I have hanging in galleries. I'll still be finishing Atlas Book 2 and putting my readthrough of book one on youtube. But if I'm a little harder to reach this fall, you'll know it's because I'm in the woods picking up bear poop.
Next week is second friday in Mobile. Artists will be out, and I'll be postin up in the Mobile arts Council. Come eat some snacks, drink wine out of tiny cups and hang out while I show some art and do some painting in the back gallery.
I have been fortunate, to have been commissioned to do a number of paintings these recent months. it has kept me busy, kept the bills paid(more or less), and has kept me from standing out in the cold at markets more than necessary. While I am excited to wrap some of these up and get back to the market, I'm looking forward to doing more. Commissions force me to become a better artist, because unlike work that I do just for myself, commissons have to look just right. Here are just a few.
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Saturday is the day that Children of Atlas comes out on e-readers. Very excited. This has been a long time coming. Click here to order now!