It's Jan 2nd 2014, and the first piece of work this brand new year is to complete a commission for The City of Palo Alto - eight wooden posts with a composition that runs across them in carved relief, paint, and metal. That spell of freezing weather in December kept me out of the studio long enough that I didn't get them finished so have a few days of work left. I should install them sometime in the next couple of months but here they are in their current state.
2013 was a good year for making some painting progress - I found some new avenues to go down, a few dead-ends, but most leading to some interesting new places to explore. I wrapped up the year by completing the three 24 x 24 pieces below. They all started off intending to be pieces for the Woody Guthrie series that made up my Made For You and Me show, but these three never quite made it. They'd been incomplete and unloved for many months, but enough time had past for me to forget the original intentions and look at them afresh. Eventually they became three very different pieces, from each other, and from my original ideas for them.