Working bigger & better / by debbie rich

I’ve started two new paintings, or rather, new versions of scenes that I’ve done before. Along with this effort, I am starting to track the time that each piece takes. A goal for 2014 is to gather enough work for a gallery show, and for that amazing event, I need to figure out reasonable pricing. So I’m adapting the system that I use to timetrack my freelance writing. Once I know how long each piece takes, I can average that time and figure out how to price the work.

Anyway, here are the sketches for my two new(ish) pieces. It’s my favorite swirly Anderson Valley tree again, and the Nevada City tree grove that I did a few months ago. The previous paintings were 5x7”. This time, I’m working at 8x10”. Getting bigger & better.