This has been a most discouraging time. After the disaster of the failed Open House, I have not been able to pull myself into my studio. So far in 2014, I have finished two very small paintings and not bothered to post either of them. Right along with that, nothing has been sold all year.
I am truly feeling lost and that no one notices or cares and that includes me.....
The one bright spot has been the installation by a dear friend, Dave, of a set of shelves on the west wall of my studio for the display of small paintings. They are lovely and the paintings look well displayed.
I have considered making a Web Site.... perhaps that would bring a bit of interest... or not.... My despondency stems from a rejection of my work to a web site long long ago. The person in charge said that my work was too ordinary. I guess he is right. It is so ordinary that no one notices it. I am considering making paintings which are MUCH more loosely constructed.... I am also considering just quitting. Never to paint again. I think I will go lose myself by watching a movie.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
A palette is the most interesting tool I have available. It holds all the pigments I have available to create all, every, and each color imaginable! And the space to mix them ~ each and all!
To start this 2014 year I decided to clean mine. If possible, I will send the photo I just took of my fresh, clean palette with my,as yet, very mysterious tablet. It is quite stunning to this old lady to be able to discover the tablets' abilities! Even a few of them....one by one. (I love that it knows to start sentences with capital letters!)
Back to the palette.. I did save a few bits of paint as I cleaned it. They were fresh and still usable!
I started a painting a few days ago so that when I came back to the studio, I
I would have something under way ....started...would not need to figure out totally new thoughts....But now I am thinking,WHY NOT!?!
Very few people are at all interested in what I have been painting....Perhaps this is a time for NEWNESS!
(I wish I knew how to make grammatical corrections on this tablet...many are needed. I will discover that as I go step by step too!)
I will not immediately toss out all that I have been doing, just approach my paintings with a new outlook.... with less hesitancy...more willingness to accept what I wish to do....more artistic courage.
So,off I go.....new year, new steps to take... small and timid for now.....Deep breath....I am off!
(Sent from Samsung tablet)