As New Year's Eve quickly approaches, and while rearranging my book shelf where all of my sketchbooks reside, I was drawn to revisit my efforts to create art and express my ideas in the year 2014. One of my favorite things about watercolor/Sketch is that I can do it almost anywhere. I typically carry my kit with me and if I can get a spare moment I'll try to get a sketch in. Through this rigor I have noticed that my art is coming to me easier; everyone knows the old saying "practice makes perfect" and I feel that has been a driving factor for me in 2014. Here are a few sketches from book 12, which is one of the latest I've posted. I should be able to get the next 3 books up (I'm just starting book 16) before the end of the year.
while cleaning out my bookcase and reorganizing I found a few cool statistics:
in 2014 I created:
22 - 9" x 12" paintings
12 - 6" x 9" paintings
6 - 6" x 8" paintings
8 - Sketch Books (roughly 20 pages each)
Acrylic: (finished paintings)
Singularity, 30 x 42
Vice I, 24 x 36
Gentrification, 24 x 36
Tower, 24 x 36
Reflecting on the work from the last year, each piece brings me right back to the moment I was creating it and the feelings I was trying to express through the painting. None of this work would be possible without the group of people supporting me, encouraging me, and at times putting up with my attitude when a painting isn't working. I am so hopeful and optimistic for what 2015 brings for me, my family, and my art. I will continue to post work and photos as well as future shows.
I hope each and every one that reads this post has an amazing 2015.