Monday, September 25, 2006
Day 6 and 7
I didn't get as much done this weekend as I had hoped. I had to go to my daughter's soccer game Saturday morning and after that thriller it took me awhile to get motivated to even get into the studio, let alone accomplish anything. I tidied up a bit (aka procrastinated) and then gessoed seven panels for the next batch of paintings. Three of them are really large, one 24x36 and two sized 30x30, and Doug and I had to clear some wall space in his work room so that I could hang them while they dry. I hope to finish up a few of last week's pieces tomorrow and then I will have more room on the picture rails in my studio again.
I am starting to realize that even when I really should, I hardly ever get out the paints and brushes and Liquin and really paint on the weekends. I do other things like prepare for the coming week by doing under paintings or putting hangers on or painting the cradled edges. Actually unless I am in a really busy mode, I don't usually even do any work on the weekends, preferring to leave those days for the family, or my other favorite thing-catching up on the housework and laundry. heh.
So on Sunday, I again totally procrastinated and spent some time on the computer. Doug was kind enough to take the kids away so I could work and I didn't even get started for two hours after they left. But I did finally buckle down and managed to do three large barn underpaintings. I had planned to do a few more (to get a start on the Carrie Haddad Gallery show in November) but I realized that I really would have nowhere to put them. So they'll have to wait a few days too, until I finish up some of the others. Anyway, I am taking a great risk by only preparing eight barn paintings, which is exactly how many I need for the show in NH. I can usually count on ruining one or two, or more sometimes, in each batch of paintings.
That's me, livin' on the edge.