For the last several months I’ve become increasingly uncomfortable with this Fossils painting still hanging around my studio. So, I’ve decided that I will schedule this painting for destruction-by-saw on May 15th, 2014 UNLESS someone saves it first by naming your best price.
I know that was a rather abrupt announcement, so let me briefly try to explain what’s going on here. Over my 13-year art career, I’ve destroyed very few of my original paintings. It’s not that I’m so good that nearly every original I’ve painted is perfect, but I’m a sentimental and nostalgic guy at heart and like to hang on. And maybe someday I’ll do something with the pile of paintings I have in storage that have never been seen by anyone.
“Fossils No. 2” is an exception that has become rather glaring over the last several months. I really like this painting – one of the largest of my Fossils Series that I ever painted. It has many great “fossil” shapes that I created with the polished Oregon beach stones that I used. And, tons of glowing gold and copper metallics in with the purples and reds.
The feeling I have with Fossils No. 2 is like a bubble inside that just wants this painting to finally be free from me. To escape the captivity it has endured for years in my studio or locked away in storage. I saw only two solutions: destruction-by-saw or someone will save it by naming your best price to purchase it. So, if you’d love to have this painting, comment here or email me before the destruction date of May 15th, 2014!