Friday, February 27, 2009

Okay Now What?

Jane's Pond 2009, 5x7 oil, Off the Highway Series

I'm posting earlier than usual due to being out of town over the weekend delivering artwork to the Minden Opera House Gallery. For all you burglars out there, my gigantic burly angry husband and his ferocious toothy slobbering angry dog will be staying home. Chewing on glass.


I've been staring at this computer screen for about an hour waiting for something intelligent to zip across my brain. "Yes", you're saying, "we're still waiting..."

Maybe it's the blahs after having packed up all the artwork for the show. It's kind of like the Christmas Morning Gift Extravaganza Hangover. You know the feeling. It's anticipation and excitement and anxiety for weeks and weeks and then ...

It's over. You can actually hear the clock ticking in the next room.
It's "Okay, Now What?" time.

My easel is empty. My palette could use a good cleaning. Pastels are piled rather unceremoniously in their boxes. They could use a good corn meal bath. A couple of rejected paintings are leaning against the wall staring like puppies at the dog pound you finally decided might not be such a great idea after all.

Okay Now What? I've got stacks of 5 x 7 boards all gessoed up and ready to go. One for each day of the week. For weeks. One for each day, actually, for 100 days.

Tune in next week and I'll tell you all about it. Until then, I'm going to sit here and listen to the clock tick...tick...tick...


Nancy and the fatties said...

Hi Patty! good luck with your delivery and how fortunate that you have burglar proofed your studio so thoroughly. I hope inspiration strikes and the muses start singing in your ear again very soon - the new snow scene is beautiful, like a Russian impressionistic painting. I just finished a big 24X20 and am completely unenchanted with it. I'll mail you some of my failures if you'll mail me some of yours. ; )

Sarah said...

Can't wait to see your new show!!! Not sure if I'll be able to make the reception,but will be down to Minden to check things out : -)
How is your daily painting going? I wanna see!!!

Karine said...

Maybe you need an "artist date" or something J. Cameron would suggest to refuel.

I have been there many times.

Juanita said...

Patty: I am soon to inherit a good box of Schminke pastels from Dorothy U/Grand Island!! Then I will invite you to a coffee (or tea) date in MY studio. And you'll go home all inspired because you'll be so glad not to be me! Beautiful "March Migration." Congratulations on
your award at Stuhr's show.