This painting is not for sale.
"You Were Created to Paint"
I have not had any painting deadlines for some time now, so I have not been in my studio doing a lot of painting. About a month ago, I started taking an online painting class which has changed that scenario. My husband David loves it that I am back painting. He said to me, "You were created to paint." He is right!!! A week or so ago, he presented me with a challenge. His challenge is for me to paint two small paintings a week and post them on my blog for one year. I did not have to think long or hard on whether I should accept the challenge or not. Yes!!! I accept!!!
Okay, if you know an artist, you've probably already figured out that goals, rules or anything that reeks of structure is almost impossible for them to continue working at for more than, oh, maybe a month? That might be stretching it a bit - how about a week?
In addition to structure, many times "life" gets in the way of good intentions.
Then there are words. If I'm going to blog, getting out of my right-brain mode and into my left-brain mode to think of actual words makes it difficult to write a blog post at times.
First, since it's my husband's challenge, I'm making him responsible for keeping me on task.
Second, I have a few paintings already finished, so I'm ahead of the game for now - just in case life gets in the way :)
Third, I am taking an on-line painting class - that will help me stay on task. A few of my paintings will be from that class. (I will always label those paintings.)
Can you buy any of these paintings?
Yes! All small paintings that I paint this coming year will be available for $50 each.
Bonus: Once each month I will give away one painting! I'll have details in a future post about how you can enter for a chance to win one of them!