Big Pink Hill, 2006, Oil on Panel, 8x10
And so all of a sudden, I HAVE to get back to work. I have painted next to nothing during the entire month of January. There's no real block or anything, I just needed time off. In the last week or so I have been making noises about getting back to it-priming panels, gathering images, even doing a few underpaintings, plus a painting and a half.
But now I really must actually paint. Over the weekend, two of my galleries asked me for new work. It's very encouraging to have this kind of request of course, even if it will end my month long vacation. Heh. I was SO enjoying sitting around while the checks from the holiday sales were coming in, reminding me of the old days when I was actually productive and which feels like a dreamworld now. Anyway, Salt Meadow Gallery in Cape Cod needs some fresh work AND I have just been given another show there, which will be in July. The Harrison Gallery also needs new work because, and this is really exciting! of the approximately 21 pieces they had for my show, 14 of them have sold. Instead of having to bring home a batch of pieces from an exhibition, I will be delivering some more! That sure is a first for me. Also Multiple Impressions in NYC would like to see some larger pieces so I will have to get started on those.
I am looking forward to getting back to a nice relaxed painting pace. However, I suspect that when I get a busy spell I will look back at how little I did in January and curse myself for wasting all of that time!