Today my show in Palm Desert opens! My gallery, Howard Schepp Fine Art, is hosting a group show featuring work by Sabin Howard, Jeff Faust, Josh Simpson, Fred Wessel, Toland Sand (great name for a glass artist), Paul Anders-Stout, and myself. There was delay with FedEx and my paintings only just made it to the gallery on Wednesday. I was so stressed out I was checking the tracking update every hour for the past few days.
Here are the paintings that I have in the show:
"Bottle Fly", 16x24", oil on linen on panel
A frog finds he has outgrown the exit to his habitat. The
feathers, the window, and the green bottle fly build
on the theme of captivity and freedom. Dave and I have
found ourselves in a similar position recently, feeling the
need to move but finding it really difficult just the same.
"The Nest", 24x36", oil on linen on panel
Two House Sparrows are building a nest inside a skull
in a dilapidated barn. All around junk is scattered.
Commentary on trying to make a home under less
than ideal circumstances.
"The Pair," 24x48", oil on linen
A girl and her dog double back to search for her
missing glove. Sometimes two things belong together.
"The Firefly," 18x24", oil on linen
A girl shares her discovery of a firefly
with her younger sister.
Unfortunately I've just realized I didn't get a proper photo of my Snail Shell painting. Here's pretty low-quality one:
"Snail Shell," 6x6", oil on linen on panel
The title pretty much says it all.
There are also a few framed charcoal drawings of bird studies--prep work for "The Nest."