Thursday, May 1, 2008

Blue Glasses

Blue Glasses
Oil on Canvas Panel

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I've been finding it difficult to motivate myself for my daily paintings for the past couple of weeks. I've still been painting - bigger pieces, but I feel like I'm getting off track with what I should be painting...and who knows what that is? I'm at the point now where it's really bothering me that I can't settle on one subject to focus on - everything around me draws me in, I want to paint everything - as with most people, if I've got too many things going on, I can end up doing nothing....just procrastinating.

I've bought canvas and stretchers do a series of 30x40" paintings. I'm going to try working on 2 or 3 at a time, and see if I can't reign myself in from 'moving on' after each painting. It's like I draw a line under every canvas I paint, and then I can't go back. It's not that I feel I've accomplished everything I can with each painting - far from it - I'm just restless to start on the next one after having seen something amazing, or woken up in the night with a 'brilliant' idea. Maybe the discipline of this series will help!

Good news though - the Welsh Sale in the UK went really well! All 8 pieces I submitted sold, and they want more for their October Sale. I'm also in negotiations with a gallery in North Wales - so watch this space.

Tonight: My Exhibition, 'Kokanee: Recent Work' at the Foyer Gallery at Lake Tahoe Community College opening reception is on tonight, from 5 - 7 pm. Admission is free.

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