Creating artwork is one of my favorite things to do. It's much different than working on a concept for a new brand or photographing a family or some food. Drawing, sketching and painting trigger different parts of my brain in its own special way. I recently completed a group of paintings for a show at Blackbird Cafe. A local (Valparaiso) coffee shop that is right across the street from my work. I frequent there often and I have always wanted to show some art there. I was in one time a couple months ago and asked for the person in charge of the art section. Daniel is one of the owners and was gracious and willing to let me hang some pieces in the shop. This gave me a deadline and the something to aim for. I knew what I wanted to do I just had to do it.
As time passed and weeks turned to days I felt confident I would be done on time, even though I hadn't lifted one finger towards my artwork.
So I got home after work the day before the artwork was due and here's what happened.
That's my process, nothing fancy or glamours just good old fashion hard work. After I was done painting all of them I had to add the hardware to hang them and clean up. 3 a.m. I was finally done.
These pieces are all for sale and will be hanging at Blackbird Cafe in Valparaiso during the month of October. Stop in and check them out.