new paintings, and studio pix
Two views of my newly cleaned and organized studio above, and below, a painting that I just shipped to Wilde Meyer Gallery
in Scottsdale, AZ. Called Copper
, it is 42"x36", oil on panel.
It's been a pleasure to work in the studio this week--the ways in which the space has opened up are both obvious and subtle. Plenty of room now to walk around, stack things, spread out--and a more focused inner feeling and sense of calm purpose.
I need that right now, because in the last week, I've added several new things to the calendar for the coming months--through February 2010, I now have four exhibits lined up--two are major, two less demanding--plus two workshops (one for sure, one penciled in.) They are all things I want to do and am looking forward to, so no complaints, just a wee bit of panic. When I'm actually working in the studio (as opposed to writing or talking about my tight schedule) I'm fine, I just move along from one thing to the next, lost in the "zone" and at the end of the day, there is usually progress.
I'm considering the idea that "trust in the process" (my mantra when painting) also applies to getting the work out there on display, achieving goals and being open to opportunities.