Thursday, October 26, 2006

Finished!


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.

10 comments:

Angela Ferreira said...

Beautiful tones...

June Parrish Cookson said...

Congratulations Tracy!! Wish I could be there to see your show. All the best.

Tracy said...

Thanks Angela and June.

June I was just leaving a message on your blog when yours published on mine!

Lauren said...

Whoohooo Tracy, congratulations!

Post show meltdown hahaha have fun with that one. I experienced my first meltdown after my April exhibition this year, I had no idea what it was or why it was happening and it took me weeks to recover... I'm so glad I know other artists experience it as well.

Tracy said...

Thanks Lauren, I was puzzled by my first one as well. Then I was talking to a friend of mine whose mother is an artist and she told me all about what her mother goes through after a show, which was pretty much what had happened to me. I felt much better, knowing it wasn't just me going crazy.

amber said...

Fantastic your painting is amazing. Wish i was able to see it in person

KJ said...

I don't believe I've seen much white in your work before... not that that's a problem, just a notice. I'm amazed at how you manage to get oils dry enough to deliver in just a few days... you make me question some of my earlier thoughts restricting my use of them.

Tracy said...

Thanks Amber, someday maybe!

Karen, I actually seldom, if ever use white. This painting was very difficult to photograph and unfortunately looks more white than it's real color which is a light green.

Liquin is the key to having work dry overnight. I didn't realize that you didn't paint in oil.

yanook said...

You know a visionary when you one!

Yanook

Tracy said...

Hi Yanook, thanks for visiting-I checked out your blog the other day and will keep reading. Nice work!