Monday, April 6, 2009

Ressurecting an old friend

If I painted as much as I thought about painting I would be the most prolific painter in history. However it may be a good thing that I don't and I let the creativity build to a working or action point - not sure I necessarily believe this but it is a good excuse when you are not painting. At least I save on supply cost though.
I actually would prefer to paint for more than I currently do and may need to create a little action - beyond the sketch book - to get that to happen.
Maybe we all do that, hesitate, second guess ourselves, a little too much in our daily lives - speaking for myself of course. If I were to take things a little less serious, not so critical on a made up potential outcome, I could be  freerer (more free) to just do it.
So if the conversation in your head is "I wish I _________ more" maybe you should just do it!

I will begin working on this guy again both in my painting and in my life since it is the same anyway!

Latest painting updates and show updates.

Currently were I am at with this work. There have been many challenges and stopping points for me and most of them can be attributed to life situations and not the painting itself - although these tree are not behaving real well so I assume they will be well worth the extra effort, if not I told them I would turn them into road signs. ha-ha!
Hope you enjoy it so far.

Here are my upcoming shows too. I would love for a solo show to happen soon so keep your eye out and talk to galleries in your area and I would really appreciate it.


Selections of John Carman?s work are on display at:
Poe M. Art House
5226 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: 630.324.6332
April 1 - April 30, 2009
reception TBD

Elmhurst Art Museum EAG
150 Cottage Hill
Elmhurst, IL 60126
March 28 - May 7, 2009
reception April 10, 7 - 9 p.m.

Allen & Pepa Gallery
8 W. Wilson Street,
Batavia, IL
April 24 - May 30, 2009
reception April 24, 5 - 9 p.m.

Karen Solem Gallery
124 West Park Avenue
Elmhurst, IL
May 1 - May 30, 2009
reception TBD