Futile Thoughts

"Futile Thoughts" 8" x 10" graphite and acrylic on illustration board

"Futile Thoughts"
8" x 10" graphite and acrylic on illustration board

I recently have switched to an every other month schedule over at Every Day Original. I have appreciated the push to produce some new smaller works, but doing so on a monthly basis among my other work has sometimes been a bit much, but I think this new schedule is about perfect for now.

I've done a few types of things on that platform, but I seem to be zeroing in on black and white works--with a price ceiling of $500, it's been hard to create paintings that I can sell below that. As well, while some of these monochrome pieces can stand on their own, they also can serve as studies for paintings if I feel like dipping further into any of the concepts.

There is also the threat that having expressed a concept once, it loses some of the internal urgency that forced it out of me in the first place, so that when it is time to produce a painting, these images are less likely to get painted. But I have become convinced that it is better to get these images out there at all versus waiting for the 1-2 times per year that I might produce a full studio figurative work, the rest drowning in the depths of my subconscious as so many other unrealized images have done.

So here is a piece that might not have existed otherwise. I'd love to paint it, but if not, I'm happy with it as it--that it--exists now