Monday, August 18, 2008

Painting in Process--Byways Cafe

Oil on Board

I've been working all weekend and today on a couple more paintings for a my show in October and this is one I started today. The other one--well, I'm not sure what's going to happen with that one! I've been having a hard time painting these past few days--just seems like things really aren't flowing very smoothly! I can think of a few reasons: 1. I'm stressed about wanting to have new work for my show that I am really happy with so I'm doing a good job of psyching myself out, 2., I'm trying to work larger and that just seems to be alot harder with some of these pieces, and 3. I have a good-sized illustration job I need to be doing at the same time as I'm getting ready for my show and it's kind of hard to concentrate! I want to put good energy to that, too. One good thing about all this, though, is when I finally get to the point where I have to say, the heck with it--I'll do my best and it will be what it will be! As my dad sometimes says, "let it go, Louie, let it go!"


Don Gray said...

What a great start on this, Vicki--looks very close to complete to my eye.

FCP said...

Good luck balancing all the work, Vicki. And congrats on receiving the award from Carol - happy painting,

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

It certainly speaks to me.
Good luck balancing your art with their art.