I have been having a blast painting “Fields of Flowers”.
There are about 30 plus paintings in this body of work.
I am very HAPPY and Blessed to say
that most of them have sold!
… but it feels like the time is right for a little change.
I have just started a new series called “Love Stories”.
With every new body of work come new challenges
and usually great and exciting rewards.
I am in the midst of painting the third painting
from this new series and already two have sold!
I usually have about 3-9 paintings going at the same time.
I do this as to not get bored or stumped while in progress.
There are some that have been waiting a long time for me to throw some new paint on them,
while others I can’t seem to keep my hands off of them.
Bottom line is I LOVE MY JOB!
I recently got accepted into the ArtExpo New York 2015!!!
I honestly was just sending an email off
to find out some information for
possibly exhibiting during the 2016 exhibit.
However, when I received a call from them
later that day saying I had been accepted…
I jumped at the opportunity!
Wow! Me… at ArtExpo NY!
With so much time to prepare,
I started painting with a slightly different perspective.
Usually I paint fast and furiously.
I love the quick flow of jumping from painting to painting
watching multiple paintings taking on their stories,
colors, and compositions.
Truly there is not much more that is as exciting and fulfilling.
I thought for the NY show, I should slow things down a bit. Stop and smell each rose.
Take the time to study every inch of how the canvas is flowing.
Let me say that it has great points and some challenging points.
I am loving the peacefulness of going at a slower pace.
I am taking the time to enjoy watching the paints flow and blend together.
I am adding some collage elements to this new series
as well as using some fabulous paint mediums.
In other words, I am adding more textures and layers.
What I am not loving is the fact that I producing half as many paintings as I was before.
Hmmmm…. This is worrisome to me.
I am trying to keep up with the supply and demand of the galleries and buyers,
but am worried that I will be unable to please everyone
AND save some paintings for the exhibit in NY.
What I have concluded…
I need to stick to my philosophy for life.
If I’m not having Fun, and if I’m not Spreading Love…
In other words…
I am going to chill and just
enjoy this time of painting at a slower pace!
It may be just for a season,
or I may fall in love with a slower pace.
Either way, if I continue to paint
with the goal of having Fun,
and hopefully Spreading a little Love…
Life will be just grand!
Love and Hugs,