It has been a very busy month for me in the studio. I have a handful of new paintings finished, some of which headed for the Mark Penney Gallery In Ucluelet, and another group to go to the Morris Gallery in Victoria. It mostly seems to be trees trees trees! It is what I love to paint the most, but at the same time I am getting bored with the repetition just a little. I was thinking about mixing it up somewhat but didnt know where to start when I received two commission requests. Both for subjects I am not used to painting. Ahh...be careful what you wish for! A challenge! Its all fine though. I will see what I can come up with. I have managed to pull off some pretty surprising things iin the past so I try not to get too stressed about it. Just letting the client know that it may not work out takes the pressure off. If a client wishes a certain landscape or tree it is a different story altogether.
The painting "Seaside Tango" will be donated to the Nile Creek Salmon Enhancements event, Paintings by Numbers, 2015. A great cause for an organization that is making real change in our local rivers. For more information go to http://nilecreek.org. <br>
Below are my 5 latest paintings off the easel!
Ok, Off the light the woodstove in the studio and get back to work!
"The Over seer" "Alone Time" 30x15
"Unruly Offspring" "Seaside Tango" 24x36
"Bough to the Sea 16x40
Posted by Cindy Mawle at 08:16 0 Comments
I am not so good at marketing myself though. The studio tour went great. Just enough visitors so that I didnt feel overwhelmed in my quiet little space but enough interested buyers to make it all worthwhile. I should have gathered email contact information to inform that I have finished one of the paintings (Heron Cove) that quite a few people were expressing interest in. I guess I will have to display it here on my blog entry and hope these people are reading! At the time of the studio tour I was fixating on the rock that "was not right". It did make for good conversation but probably not the way an artist should go about selling his/her work. Oh well, I am definitely more of a painter than a marketer, and its all good.
The following paintings can be found in the " Westcoast studio on the Studio page.
Posted by Cindy Mawle at 11:29 0 Comments
I managed to resolve some paintings today in between visitors and I am looking forward to getting back in the studio for the second and final day tomorrow.
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