February is always an ugly, cold, grey month. It’s a good time to ignore the wintry weather outside and get some work done inside. This month in studio a lot of time was devoted to writing, budgets, and future opportunities.
Coming down from what amounted to a five week sojourn away from studio and Kansas City wasn’t as bad as I imagined. Productivity, however, was not at an all time high.
Once I bought my ticket to Paris, I figured I may as well knock off one big item of my list of things to do: see the Louvre. Sure, everybody goes there to see the Mona Lisa and zip by some paintings you may or may not have been exposed to in college at some…
There are some strange vibes in the studio these days. With a big art show that I have spent entirely too many months working to pull off, there’s a strange calm in the air. Usually, the last days before a how are sleepless, anxiety ridden nights of self doubt, private loathing, and a dumb, gleeful…
My show is drawing closer so that means it’s just paint, paint, paint in studio. There’s a lot going on, with future plans floating in the ether, so I’m spending my days finishing paintings.
Some upcoming art shows were behind the thrust of work in September, which all revolved around getting some oil painting done.
With deadlines looming, August was a month loaded with new paintings. With my class schedule filling up with the changing seasons, August was spent on focusing on lots of new work. That means carnival paintings.
Life comes at you fast, and so much time is just spent scrambling around. July was one of those months where I couldn’t have been busier, but yet still felt like things were stuck in neutral on a lot of fronts. So in July, I worked on some charcoal drawings and continued work on my…
June started out with a quick visit to see family, but then the rest of the month was a full schedule trying to juggle a bunch of projects – getting some off the ground and finishing others.
They say April is the cruelest month, but May always serves as a harbinger of doom. Setting up for survival in the summer months is one of the hardest tasks I experience as an artist. The other is getting people interested in buying art to finally commit.