So excited about upcoming shows!!

Recently, I discussed my annoying health issues.  The past week has been hard, going along fine and wham, hit with nausea that sidelines me for the rest of the day and into the night.  Not conducive to painting to say the least.  It can get a little frustrating, because I quickly lose my motivation and excitement to paint when that happens.  On a good day, I have a hundred ideas rolling around in my head just waiting to get out.  On a bad day, I can’t think of one of them.

Yesterday was one of those days where I started the day feeling under the weather. Then, I got an email  inviting me to submit to an upcoming show.  A show that is at the end of the month!  I don’t have a painting finished that fits the theme of the show, but I got so excited about this one anyway!  The adrenaline rush I got was epic!!! It has seriously jarred my brain and I ran to my studio knowing exactly what I wanted to paint!

Now the tricky part is getting it done in time.  And…if I get it done….will it be show worthy??

Can I do it?  Can I do it successfully?

I am not sure….I hope so. I hope my body cooperates. I hope the excitement about this painting pushes me past my discomfort everyday. I hope I can pull out of me what I have in my head – my vision for the painting.  For the next 2 weeks I also have a lot of commitments that take me out of the studio for a good portion of my days.  Between 3 doctor visits in the city – far from my home, dropping off and picking up paintings for several shows I am participating in, and volunteering 2 days to help out with a local art show, my schedule is packed.

I am taking this as a challenge!

For the next 10 days I will post updates on this challenge I posed to myself.  I will talk about what I am doing to accomplish my goal.  What is keeping me from painting.  Where I am at and what I am doing when not painting.  You know those pesky things keeping me from my easel.

First up:

Day 1 (today)

I sketched in the painting yesterday.  I had hoped to get further yesterday…between the nausea and the incredible heat we had here I was quite sluggish and didn’t accomplish as much as I had hoped.  So I am busy getting started with the actual painting today.  Sometimes it is hard for me to get started after the sketching phase.  I seem to circle around the painting…procrastinating about putting down the first color.  Once I actually make the move and do it, the painting always flows from there.

Tonight I will be at Bucks Byers 27th Annual Art Exhibition at the Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art in New Hope, Pa.  My painting “Captain America” is in the show.  Last years show was fabulous and I expect nothing less this year!!


“Captain America” 13 x 20 Pastel










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