I got up this morning and painted over my study pieces. I also deleted the pages of past work from this website. I am listing only works from the current year. Twice in recent weeks I have been approached to do a commission piece based on old work. Not to mention the many inquiries about work that has long since been sold. As one commission did not pan out, I must say that I was not all that comfortable with doing it. I feel that with my work I move on, I am always moving on and I would gladly create a work of art that speaks to my current sensibilities, but as I have thought long and hard about it, I will no longer entertain the idea of creating a work for hire based on old work, or something that isn't even in my style.
I guess I am just selfish because working up a job proposal for a site specific piece takes time and in this last situation it took away precious time from another project that I really do want to be involved in. So even as I have been doing this for a long time, I can get caught up in things that I really do not want to do. Hopefully this will set me straight for awhile.
In the meantime I am working on a new project for the fall and hope to be able to show some of the work very soon. Life is a journey... exhale!!