The Mess of the Painter
Just finished the last of work for Auckland, and all the work leaves Wednesday.
Working to a deadline means lots of mess, no time to be clean and tidy, just do it. Every session necessitates a shower. I get paint on my shoulders from swinging a rag over them. I get paint on my face, glasses, hands, the floor, over everything I touch and then that last photo is after the big clean up of tools from a session. It gets through the house, and I hate that, all over the sinks and the washing machine.
What a relief to have met the finish deadline with just enough time to wrap the work. 170kgs of work, leaving home and making its way in the world. Thanks goodness I am able to clear space. Storing paintings under the stairs is only one place, and I have another on the porch. I keep several types of paintings; my own collection for around the house, ones available for sale, ones that I want to keep because I want to keep working on them, and new boards ready for my next show.
Once I have caught up with all this general painterly stuff, I will be blogging about my work as the ideas develop, and I'm really looking forward to that.
6/30/2015 06:08:31 pm
I wish photographers got as messy! I can see the 'aftermath' becoming another series of art. The shot of your shoulder against the finished work is very strong - must be my love for self-portraiture coming through, adds another relating and personal element to your beautiful work. - Zoe
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