Well... its been a humbling and frustrating process to go back through my work for the past year. I see that my interests are varied and I know I was trying to embrace that this year. However, putting everything together and putting it side by side has forced me to make some tough comparisons. I won't go into every detail, but to summarize, I think I am most proud of my abstract paintings. I also have the most fulfillment from this aspect of my work, which is important. As more of a personal reflection, I have spent the last three nights in the studio attempting to paint more realistic subjects and have nothing of note to even show. More importantly though, I was so frustrated by the process and so devoid of energy afterwards that I began reassessing every aspect of my work. The bright side is that I have a few little abstracts that were born from the leftover paint that I quite enjoyed.
The following were painted on the reverse side of a plate of glass, so they have a depth to them that is quite unique. The second one has a few stray marks on the surface that break that surface illusion, but it helps show what I am failing to describe here in words.