It's taken a while to get back into painting again.
I had forgotten how much my Barry helped when I had an exhibition coming up. He just quietly stepped in and took over the house and garden things to give me time to paint. Meals appeared and cups of coffee. Bills were paid, the grass was cut... we would walk round the garden together first thing; he looked over my work with me at the end of the day.. I miss him so badly.
I had also forgotten to make allowance for my altered eyesight - it makes me slow for one thing! Can I do it all in time?
Well, I work best when I have a deadline!
Because I am working in oils I need to allow drying time, so my deadline for the actual paintings is mid September. I need a minimum of 15 pieces and have 6 finished, 2 nearly finished and two more firm ideas. Ordering more canvases today.
I thought I would post about my progress this month and hope you might find that interesting. If you too are an artist it would be great if you shared your working methods and how you motivate yourself in the comments.
Good luck with whatever creative work you undertake. It's a mad way to make a living, but it is also wonderful to be able to do something you love .