I'm half way through a smaller icon gift commission, and my mind is returning back to planning my next step with the series of the totem paintings and time to move forward from the fact that I couldn't come up with the fee to show the series at Art Vancouver (which opens May 21st).
I have 2 paintings that had been started, including the smaller one which I had started during the final week of the Silk Purse exhibition. But having been away from the series for the last 2 months, while completing the large Centenary Icon for the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, I'm thinking that it would be best to begin a new painting as my way to get back into the flow and style that I've developed for the totems.
So having done the gold leafing on the icon, while it needs a few days to set before i can continue, this is a good time to review my library of images and select which study (and size of canvas) I will do next. My easels are ready, and I've stored the easel (which I designed and built for the large icon commission) behind my bedroom door. Three months to the next exhibition at the Port Moody Arts Centre.