Thursday, October 26, 2006
Long View with Red Trees, 2006, Oil on Panel, 12x24
And so all of a sudden I am finished. I felt frantic and busy all day on Wednesday as I rushed around trying to finish up the two large paintings as well as several 18x24's. At the end of the day I looked at my list and realized that I have plenty of paintings for the show, in fact I am probably going to deliver too many for the space where my work will be displayed. But I much prefer to take too many rather than not enough. Carrie will do some editing if necessary.
I do still have to put the final clear coat on the pieces that I finished up yesterday, as well as do the paperwork, paint the cradles and put on the hangers and labels. However, I have three whole days for that, minus a few hours for a soccer game and a trip to Home Depot and the stupid Walmart to finish shopping for my son's costume. Everything has been photographed, although the large panels will need to be done again at the gallery, I think. I will post those next week, after I get a better shot of them.
Doug and I are driving down on Sunday to deliver the pieces. I need his help with the 48x60, not to mention his big, gas guzzling SUV, which I don't like to drive (I have a tendency to run over curbs and that sort of thing when I drive it, it's so big). Sometimes it does come in handy though, like for transporting ridiculously big paintings. I was hoping to take next week off, in fact I have been clinging to that hope, however I do have to keep painting, at least a little bit. I have to do several pieces for a small works show at Gallery 100 in Saratoga Springs as well as some things for a local holiday show. But I will be able to work at a leisurely pace and will be able to get back to real life chores that have been neglected for the last several months.
I can't believe it's over. Post-show meltdown, here I come! I may have to order myself a big box of Godiva chocolates to get through it properly though. heh.