Saturday, February 16, 2013

Blood Sweat and Tears

Worked really hard in the studio yesterday. It is so hot in there. Feels like a sweat shop! Many of the works are quite large and require some energy to cover in paint before it dries up. I can feel the sweat trickling down my back and face. I get really annoyed when a drip falls off my chin and onto my painting, leaving a splotch. Talk about blood sweat and tears? The only time I remember the 'blood' part was when I cut my finger on the end of the wire that attaches to the back of the finished artwork. I always tape it up now so it doesn't happen to others. I've had a few tears over some works of art too.

I have chosen 24 paintings from my studio, to work on for the exhibition which opens on April 1st, at Winery in the Swan Valley WA. Most of them are works that need to be resolved with extra layers of paint and scraping back to see what is revealed. Some will need a complete transformation, while others just need some touching up.

I got home around 7:30 after 5 hours of back straining work and hopped straight into a beautiful shower and then collapsed into bed and wait straight off to sleep. I must remember the hard work I put in next time I'm pricing my artwork!

Photos of work coming soon:)

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