Finally I spent a whole day in the studio...ahhh....I feel much better now.
I have been a little concerned about myself lately. You see I lead my life by my intuition as much as possible. My intuition for this last couple of years has told me to "go to my room" (to quote the late Robert Genn) but my personal feeling is not just to go to my room but "stay away from other artists as much as possible!" WHAT? Ok, well, I guess I can do that. It feels right but rather anti-social. It is easy to be anti-social when I have so much to do by myself. Social media is fine. It's the only way I know what is going on. But recently even Facebook is feeling uncomfortable. Hmmm.... So anyways, I was in my studio painting...all by myself...as per usual...and I heard someone talking on CBC radio about an author who removes himself from all other writers and who does not read any other writers works until his book is finished. AHA! He does this so that he will not be influenced, discouraged or led astray by any ideas outside of his own imagination. That's it! Exactly. I am not totally antisocial mind you, I do keep in touch with a few friends (artists and otherwise) when we have time to visit. It's all good. I am not crazy. Phew! But I do wonder what "book" I need to finish before I re appear? :)
All the best in the New Year!
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My NewYears resolution is to become more organized with my time. Enough of this free stylin' it! I have way too much to do and I hear that if you organize your time into blocks, you can get so much more done. Alright! That sounds like a good thing. BUT, I am not going to fool myself. I will start out great, I will be so excited and amazed at how much more I am able to do. I will tell everyone how wonderful it is....then I will fall back into my old patterns and will have to do this again next January. I always tell myself that maybe this time I will stick with it. Pfft! I cant even take vitamins on a regular basis for more than a week. But who knows. Maybe this time will stick. heh heh....<p>
I have started up an exclusive preview viewing list for those who are seriously looking to purchase a painting from me personally. A few Collectors have contacted me and are excited about what is coming fresh off of my easel. This will give them the chance to see the painting ahead of the general public. The prices will of course be the same as the galleries that represent me but the benefit is being able to purchase something brand new ahead of anyone else. If you are interested please contact me by email.<p>
I will probably blog again after the holidays as I do have a couple of paintings that are almost finished! <br>
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I have fallen in love with the last painting I've created. It is now hanging on my living room wall and I plan to enjoy it for awhile until I send it out to a gallery. I am not sure why I am attracted to this one more than the others. Maybe it is the size? At 30x46 it is larger than any trees I have worked on before. It has presence. I believe this time I have really expressed exactly what I wanted to say. I may have to start working larger!
I have turned off my personal facebook page. I managed to figure out how to keep my public business page going which is important. I was getting overwhelmed by too much information and just too much chatter. I am writing more thoughts in my sketchbook since the "disabling" and who knows? I just may end up blogging more.
Here is my latest painting, the one I titled "Tree Love". A better image can be found on the Westcoast Gallery page.
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