The owner of my painting "Loser" from way back in 2006 or something, commissioned these two small chair paintings to accompany it. It was a great idea. Here's what she wrote when she emailed me the photo, which I thought was a good insightful description of the whole deal: Hi David, here is a photo of the paintings together. They work well. There is a whole other layer to the narrative of the main painting now, which I really like (as I think I noted to you earlier, I was looking for almost a forensic deconstruction--something has clearly happened in the main painting & the out takes are an attempt to piece together the events. The chairs themselves are pieces of evidence, yet what they tell us is ambiguous). I'm very pleased with the result and hope it was a fun exercise for you. Strange isn't it, how things evolve--but good, layers are good. Best regards, Kerri
I put this together for self-promotion, to take around to galleries. I'm heading back up to Seattle next week. Again. Anyway I thought I'd make it publicly available on the Blurb website and see if anyone would be willing to pay $25 for a copy. Blurb charges $18.34 for a single copy so that makes my grubby greedy little profit $6.66 (ha!). So far no takers. Anyone? Anyone?
After waaaayyy too much time I'm finally getting around to a very simple commission. Two small chair studies to accompany an old painting ("Loser") from 2006 I think. Here's the painting and the 2 new studies in progress: