I don't make my art to sell it, but that doesn't mean it's not nice when one sells! It always puts a smile on my face to know that someone likes something I've made enough to hang it in their home. Today I have touched up this painting before posting it off to its' new home in Yorkshire. I am always weary when sending a painting off after having sent one abroad that never made it to its' home as was damaged and disposed of in distribution- since then I have changed supplier! I am thinking about starting to make some prints which would make deliveries a lot less stressful, especially for overseas delivery.
This week after my return to this series I am starting to get back into them. My work-space mainly consists of the floor, I am a very hands-on painter, today I sat I the middle of all the painting all around me working on all of them at the same time as I find it helps me not overwork a piece and lets me continually look at the work with fresh eyes. However, sometimes I do grab one and remove it from the rest to resolve that image, as sometimes the other paintings can overpower the image. I tend to enjoy starting new pictures off a lot more than resolving them, but I do find satisfaction in the end product when that last final touch finishes the painting and then looking back through the evolution of the works. However, this does often result in many abandoned works, which i can't seem to get to work, although I do occasionally come back to these works in time and resolve them. Sometimes it just takes time; you have to keep painting. I've found that I often make too big of a leap without filling in the gaps in between and this results in me having to take a step back, sometimes even back to the basics before I can get back on track.
These are my exhibition series as of now, Not far off finished, and I am to have them finished by the end of the week to start thinking about Show 2... I am always intrigued to think about what I would have thought about my work if I was shown it a year previous to whatever I am currently working on. Would I recognise it as my own, would I even like it? But I guess time travelling isn't something that will be happening any time soon!
My Studio Wall. Colour testing, mark practicing, brush cleaning.
I am so grateful to have a studio with such a view, a view that i will never grow bored of..
Aberystwyth, Old College.