Thursday, April 7, 2011

Can't seem to Stop

It's been at least a year since I last blogged. I know, the point is to do it regular and keep people interested in what is happening in your work but sometimes that work gets in the way. I'm not going to go into all the excuses about why I have not kept up but I'm going to attempt to do better in the future.

I kept really busy this winter at our Texas place. We live in a small self contained community of Winter Texans, people that leave the north, be it Canada or the northern states and come to Brownsville to enjoy the weather. I got busy right away with teaching art and craft classes, helped cook Thanksgiving for our American friends. Turkey and fixins for 200+. I organized an Art Show and Sale that was amazingly successful and finally on the first Saturday of March helped coordinate over 200 volunteers at our Open House and Fun Day. When all that was over I didn't want to do anything else but paint.

Since the beginning of March I have painted and painted and painted, well over 50 paintings actually. I'm on a roll and can't seem to stop. Most artists know that creating is something that needs to be pushed and we have to force ourselves to do something every day or at least set aside some time every week to paint. When I start painting I can't stop. One idea leads to the next and the next or I will try one scene 3 or 4 different ways. Trying new colors, different brushes and looking for the perfect combination. I will do an abstract and follow with a traditional scenery and then decide to do a figure. I will notice how 2 colors laying beside each other really look amazing together so I will do a whole painting with just those colors.

I'm on a roll right now and don't want to lose the momentum but I must Stop. I am leaving Texas in a week to drive back to Saskatchewan and I need to clean up my house, pack and figure out how the heck I'm going to get all these paintings into the truck without messing them up. Thank goodness I paint with acrylic, oil paintings would never have been dry in time. It's only Thursday and I don't leave until next Sunday so maybe I can paint until Monday or maybe next Thursday and then really work fast to get things cleaned and packed.

How hard can it be.


1 comment:

  1. Lori,
    That is a lot of painting. Hope you get them all home safe and sound. We are going to PA at Easter. Murray's moms 75 birthday party.
    It will be great to see my kids!