Every now and then I like to trade with other artists.
Over the years I’ve put together a nice little collection, and many paintings are on my walls. Each year we rehang our collection, and it’s interesting to see how our taste and interests have changed. Most of the work we have is figurative or abstract, and lately I’ve been more interested in abstract or nonobjective art . We only have a couple landscapes, and a few paintings of flowers, and I really have lost interest in the landscape. Most of the work that we have is of modest scale, but we have works in many different media.
I would like to trade this painting for something of a similar scale. It’s a mixed media on paper 12×12 inches, and it’s an early piece from my Long Series (#115) of paintings. So would you like to make a trade? If so leave a comment and we’ll talk.
The other day I bought a map, and I’ve begun a project of recording the names and locations of artists with whom I’ve made art trades over the years. I’m thinking that this will become an art piece, an archive that can eventually be exhibited. Luckily I’ve managed to keep records of these activities, and hopefully one day the map will become an interesting object in itself.
I’ve been receiving a lot of great things in the mail recently, and I really enjoy getting mail that isn’t a bill or junk mail.
A couple of weeks ago I arranged a trade with fellow artist and blogger Alyson Khan. We looked through images on each others blogs and found something we liked and traded paintings. I had a very hard job making up my mind because Alyson has so many great works so it took me a few days to decide what I wanted. So I was very happy to check my mail and find a package, and though I knew what was in it I was very excited to rip the paper off and see the painting. It’s wonderful, and I now have a cool, beautiful piece of art for my collection. When I look at it I can’t help being reminded of cool jazz from the 50’s and early 60’s. It sings!