Its always amazing to me how much energy it takes to mount an exhibition. Usually for me, there is a rush of new work in anticipation of the show, all the work involved in cataloguing the pieces to go in the show, wiring all the paintings and mounting the exhibition itself, and then all the effort that goes into get the word out.
Opening night is always a lot of fun, and worth all the effort. Old friends and new collectors stop by, and it is always a great feeling to talk about and show what you've been up to. Inevitably, there is always a bit of a let down when it is all over and the show comes down. Time to pick up the pieces and carry on to the next thing.
This time around, in addition to the usual reorganizing and cleaning of my studio, I decided to build a big new easel in anticipation of larger works I'm contemplating. Very simply designed, the new easel can accommodate huge paintings should I go that way. Here are a couple of pictures of it, one almost complete in the full studio space, and another with the first painting (30" x 48") just about ready to come of it.
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