|Goose WIP (June 1, 2012)|
|Goat with Fish WIP (June 10, 2012)|
The most pesky problem with works on paper is that after they are complete, they are usually just raw paper unlike images on canvas and stretchers. At my most recent shows at Sylvia Kania Gallery and Gelato Fiasco, my paintings were just tacked to the wall. Sometimes this works but it does present a problem of durability. I have also experimented with mounting the watercolors to board structures, framing them with large Japanese joinery frames in plexiglass and hanging them using rods (as if they were tapestries.) All have both pros and cons. The cons haven't ever seemed to deterred me from painting only occasionally limited where I can exhibit what (which is usually the last thing on my mind when creating an image).
Maine has the most incredible light. In addition I am blessed to live on a beautiful piece of land that is filled with lovely plants and creatures. This fills my imagination and feeds me (literally (I have a very large garden and a greenhouse) and figuratively).