Works in progress.

Hello friends!  

Here's a little sneak peak at what I've been up to lately. 

 A view of works drying on the wall in my studio.  

A view of works drying on the wall in my studio.  

On the top right is my newest piece I Never Want to Be Mad at You . It's painted on canvas stretched with some antique stretcher bars I picked at goodwill. Beneath that are two not yet titled works in progress. 

The large piece in the middle is something I've been working on for a few weeks, but it's too wet to continue working on yet (clove oil is a blessing and a curse).  

A week or two back, Jeff bought me flowers, so I decided to do a quick oil sketch of them on the first canvas I found, so they're painted over this stairwell I was probably never going to finish anyway. 

on the upper right is a cigar box lid I've been working for a while. It's a combination of landscapes - one with bright daylight, the other a nocturne. They coexist in an abstract space and are representative of my experiences living in the landscape of the Jersey Shore and living the contrast of living here in Manchester. Here's an updated view of that piece, which is still in progress:

 The piece, not yet titled, but mentioned immediately above.  

The piece, not yet titled, but mentioned immediately above.  

Beneath that is the start of a self-portrait, which I think I just ruined with the first coat of paint... so no preview of that.   

Finally we have that paper hanging from the line. This is an old drawing I pulled out from my in-progress portfolio. I hit it up with some fresh layers the other day, but the paper quality is poor, so who knows if it'll withstand the abuse I'll give it. 

 My palette rn  

My palette rn  

_AKK