[caption id="attachment_751" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="San Francisco based Artist & CEO"][/caption] The Montage Deer Valley Residences oil painting studies are finally complete! I have labored lovingly for weeks. After these oil paintings are dry they will be carefully delivered to my trusty fine art photographer. He’ll perform a high-resolution scan of each oil painting. Then the series will be registered with the Library of Congress to claim my copyright. Now I’m shifting from a long period of creation to destruction. Destruction? Yes. Destruction is an integral part of the creative process. Although I created thirty field studies, I’ll edit this number down to a dozen or so before they are photographed. The painting studies that resonate with me, that I’m still creatively curious enough to reinterpret on a larger scale, will be signed and logged into inventory. The rest? They’ll be destroyed. Everyone wants to know what happens to these oil paintings that don’t make the mark. I can hear it now, “Why?! Can I have them?” Of course the answer is, “Nooo.” It would be like publishing the sentences that a writer edited out of their story. This is quality control. And it helps us me focus the series. With my guidance, the Montage Deer Valley Residences executives and their interior designer will choose one oil painting study that I will reinterpret on a larger custom sized canvas. This final large-scale painting will be featured in one of the Montage Deer Valley Residences. And the other studies will be available on annrea.com. Patrons can also commission a large scale custom sized interpretation of a field study. This afternoon I'll be meeting with the Vice President of Sales of Montage Deer Valley Residences and the editor in chief of a glossy luxury lifestyle feature magazine, whose name will be disclosed. Stay tuned.