One thing after another! Just back from Florence; Delivered my first Art workshop; made a mad dash to Bury st. Edmunds to deliver 3 paintings for the Suffolk Open Studios exhibition; Welsh Residency; first week of term for my Thursday class then a quick repack for the residency in Cyprus. In between I tried to do some work in response to the residency in Maelor Studio, Corris, Wales.
Did this painting very quickly while still in Wales. It seemed to work better than a subsequent effort back home. See below
I always overwork things!!! Much better to stop while you’re ahead. Drifting back into my figurative comfort zone! So hard to realise when you are ahead.
Well having just about drawn breath, I now need to relax, go to Cyprus (tomorrow morning) and reflect on my next move. Was disappointed with the low turnout to my first workshop.
Although it seemed to be well-received by those who came and I did enjoy doing it, I know it takes time to build up a following. I have learnt quite a lot about the best format and general business planning side of things, but there’s a lot to organise and it does distract from my own artwork.
Do I capitalise and go forward with more workshops/classes or do I concentrate on my own art practice??? It’s a complicated balancing act and as ever… am aware that time is not on my side. Got to get it right.
Then of course, there’s the matter of taking my little picture down to the RA for the final judging for the Summer Exhibition.
Will try stop over-thinking it all.Just relax and enjoy the sunshine in Cyprus, keep painting and try to recognise when to stop painting!!!!