No new paintings this week. I tried really hard to paint two paintings the previous week because I knew I would be busy, but it just didn’t happen. I was super busy hosting guests (in my new multi purpose studio) and helping with my niece’s wedding. When I did finally have time to paint, I did absolutely nothing and loved every second of it. Busyness doesn’t make me more productive. It makes me shut down the moment I’m no longer busy. I’ll get back to work soon, I just needed a quick breather. Weddings can be so crazy.
Art happened this week though. More of the selling and less of the making, but I really like that too. 🙂
I love my patrons. They make me think I might be an artist after all. They love my work so much, they actually give me money for it. And there isn’t a more flattering way of saying I love your artwork than actually buying it.
My mother-in-law bought several paintings. She bought two completed still lifes and paid for her dog portrait commission that still needs its finishing touches. She then commissioned a still life of chili peppers and called dibs on a future still life I already had planned of an artichoke. She also has a second dog portrait commission that I haven’t started yet. That one has been temporarily put off because I’m having trouble finding good pictures since the dog is deceased. I may have to work some magic on that one.
So get ready for peppers and artichokes and a whole lot more still lifes than I originally planned on! I’ll be interrupting my onions (there are supposed to be 9 in that mini series) to complete the pepper and artichoke still lifes in a more reasonable timeframe. I need to get to the store to pick out some peppers and build some more canvases. In the meantime I have three onions and three portrait paintings in the works and a pressing need to stop procrastinating and get painting.