2018 : I’m currently working on serveral works. Two of which are heading to The Arts Club of Washington for the next show and the other has been submitted to Strathmore. A section of Impromtu Night. I’m currently adding a limited and subtle color palette before stringing it. The Canvas is 18 inches by 42.
I have been working on Notturno Phantasm for much of the last year, mainly in the evenings after work. Although it’s a nocturn, this not a lullaby but whirwind of the illustions and potentials the night offers. It’s far more improvised than my usual works. Far more colorful and textured. It’s hard to see here but the texture strikes right off the canvas with deep groves and fully laden strokings of wet dollops of paint.
I’m also currently working on all twenty-four of Chopin’s Etudes. The second painting will be finished in a few weeks. It’s the 10th of Opus 25. I am still gluing in the copper and then strining it before the end of November.
The #12 Etude, Opus, 25 was just on display at the Arts Club of Washington and won an award of excellence. I’m honorred to have been considered.
Chopin Etude #12 Opus, 25 by Britt Conley
All twenty-four works will be 3-D and represent the personificaiton of the feel and ambiance of the individual work as well as glipmses into Chopin’s thought process for their structure.
Been fairly busy the past couple of years working on new paintings, drawings and new mediums. Here are just a handful of the dozens of works created.:
I’m also working on a commission of jazz guitar, based on the image below. The wonderfu couple of comission this work, saw the one of John Kocurs wonderful Jazz Saxaphone and asked me to do one for guitar. This one has come quite far since this photo was taken, when it was in it’s awkward teenage phase. In the end, the guitarist is sending me his used guitar strings to string up the work. Should be lovely when it’s done. Will update soon : )
In 1948 John Cage wrote his magnificent work, “In a Landscape” I find it a stunningly beautiful piece. Each sound that rises from the keyboard is fully resonant and simply rises up into the landscape. I’ve decided to make this lanscape the upper stratosphere where sound leaves the planet and becomes one with the starts. Each note, a gem, a star, a floating up into vibrant strings of sounds. Here is the piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2wtmQkvX7A.