Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cleaning Out My Studio Sale! "Along Tumalo Creek (sold)"

Acrylic on Board
$75 includes domestic s/h
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I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted here!! I have been working hard finishing up the "Luna the Tuna" illustrations and once I was done, just decided to dive into cleaning out my studio and a couple of other areas of the house--so no painting! The thing is, I live in a home with another artist (my husband) and for some reason, the space we have doesn't seem to expand at the same rate that we pile up artwork!

I have decided to rid myself of everything I can that does not support where I am and want to be as an artist. Over the years, I've kept work that is more sentimental than anything, nothing I really will show much. Some of it will end up here on my blog, like tonight's post. Some of it is being "shown the door" in different ways. It feels good--mostly. It is also difficult to let go of what was very meaningful to me at different points in time. I keep going back, though, to how much I love what I am doing now and that I need to do everything I can to honor my hopes and dreams. Right now, that means having more space to work with and letting go of the past. . .

This painting was done a few years ago when I was trying hard to work with acrylics. It is of a spot in a place called Shevlin Park along the Tumalo River. I remember what a bright, hot and sunny day it was--absolutely gorgeous! This was painted in my studio from a pastel painting I did on site.

1 comment:

Paula Cravens said...

I admire your courage in letting go of stuff. I am trying to go through not just my studio but my whole house (and it's too big) and let go of stuff. How does it cling to us, why do we think we need it? However, I have let go of some things just to discover I really could have used them in piece of artwork a week or month later!! Oh well.