I recently took a full-time position in Marketing, which means that my studio time has been greatly diminished. However, this past weekend I spent the entirety of Saturday and Sunday manning my studio for the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour and found time between visitors to layin a bit of paint on canvas. This initial layer is by far one of my favorite stages in the process of painting. The idea that someone could walk in the studio any minute kept the process fast and loose and just elemental. Like a rubbing. I want to maintain their monochromatic nature and without sacrificing the rawness, bring a richness and depth to them. Can’t wait to spend the second weekend of the tour in the studio again so that I can contemplate the next step. It is quite fantastic to not know where I’m going.
Studio Tour was a resounding success. Great visits with art lovers and 6 paintings went to new homes. It was a grey weekend and the yellow was a big hit!