Today, I have a painting ("Abandoned Spring House") on the easel I've been working on sporadically for several months. It's 15x23, fairly large relative to many of my recent projects. It's also very complicated. I'm making good progress and I hope to have it completed soon... but some paintings have a mind of their own. We shall see...
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Bigger Projects and Looming Deadlines
With the temperature outside hovering near 0°F, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition looms on the horizon and I'm working at a fevered pitch. My inventory of original paintings is swelling and I just need one or two more to round it out. Those additional pieces need to be completed soon, as there is framing to choose and title plates to order... each taking a couple of weeks. The deadline for Birds In Art is also just a couple of months away, so my current work is with that exhibit in mind as well. These are good days to stay indoors and paint, though my spirit (as well as Otis the Wonder Dog) craves some time outside. Winter got an early start this year and hasn't given us much of a break here in western Pennsylvania, so bouts with the shack nasties (a.k.a. cabin fever) may also be as rough as the weather.