Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Paintings for Solo Show

Here is a photo of my studio towards the end of finishing 12 new large paintings for a show at the Costello Childs Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. The show opens Oct 19th and runs through Nov 23rd. This body of work represents the biggest creative effort I have given in a long time. I don't think I have ever made so many large paintings at one time. I know the large studio has helped me work better at scale as I can get back from the work and see it in context with all the other paintings. One painting starts to improve and then all the others seem weaker which in turn makes me push the others till they are at the same level. I was expecting to be exhausted once the delivery truck came and took all the paintings away but oddly I am not. I walked back into my now empty studio and just pulled out a bunch of blank panels and started in again. Either I am mad or this art-making thing is addictive. Maybe a little of both.

aaa studio


Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Thank you for providing this photograph of your new work in your studio. The paintings are all marvelous and I appreciate your comments about how they each serve to bring the others along. Congratulations on completing this amazing body of work.

Diane McGregor said...

Best wishes on a fantastic show, Nicholas! The work looks really great together in this studio shot - wish I could see them all in person. Congratulations!