Wednesday, September 27, 2006
I admit to being just the tiniest bit lazy on Tuesday, however I did manage to get everything done that was possible. I spent the morning on the computer. I had to photograph and put together some jpegs of a few finished pieces to send off to two of my galleries. And I had quite a bit of email correspondence with three galleries, in order to schedule dates and times for the delivery of paintings next week.
This afternoon I put a final coat on two barn paintings and the large landscape, touched up two of the other barns, which will be ready to final coat tomorrow. I also applied the first red glaze on the remaining three barn paintings and did the first coat of paint on the cradles on a few of the completed pieces. While this might sound as if it was a lot of work it really wasn't and I spent most of the day doing various things around the house. Puttering again, I guess.
I will begin to post the finished work in their final jpeg formats, like usual, next week. I am very happy with how this work is turning out, especially given how close to total burn out I am. However I hope that I won't always have to have this much pressure in order to create a few batches of good paintings!
Also, I wanted to give a plug to a very informative blog that I found today through Art Biz Blog, well now I guess that's two plugs. Artist, Emerging is written by artist Deanna Wood who is documenting her efforts at establishing an art career. I covered similar territory last spring in a few of my posts, but Deanna is much more thorough and does a great job of explaining the different aspects of where and how to direct your efforts. I also realized while reading through her posts that even though I still consider myself an emerging artist, maybe I am not really anymore. I am not exactly established yet either, but I haven't had to really market my work for quite awhile so perhaps it's time to reassess what I am doing. Well, when I have some time that is.