Tuesday, May 13, 2008

HELP!!!



I am in danger of painting myself out of working space. Yesterday 3 large canvases from a recent exhibit by Lowertown artists were returned to the gallery. They are still in the carton because I don’t know where to put them; my options are quite limited. I also have work in two other shows that will eventually be coming home to roost, unless they all sell, which is highly unlikely. Adding to this is the work that I continue to produce, at a rather proliferative rate. I have been entertaining the idea of taking a “holiday” from painting, or at least slowing down significantly, but the simple truth is...I won’t because I can’t. Painting is what I do, it is who I am, and it cannot be denied or turned off. The most I can do, the most that I want to do, is to slow down a little bit, and even then, when the muses call me, I will respond with all my energy.


From the opposite diredtion...paintings on the walls and floors, some of them stacked behind others.


Looking into the studio...paintings in bins and boxes.


As for the space problem, I’ll find a way around that. It has never stopped me before and won’t now.

9 comments:

Peanut said...

Sending some of them to me would be a good way to clear out space. :) LOL

Rachelle

Nikki D. May said...

If you really need help, I'm sure many of your friends and neighbors will volunteer wallspace in their homes for you to store paintings on...

Patience-please said...

I keep suggesting a "customer appreciation sale". I'm trying, guys!
Patience

Emma the Golden Girl said...

and her Mom said,
I arrived here from your wife's wonderful blog.
I absolutely love your work and if you ever need more space, I'd be more than willing to aid by relieving you of some of your beautiful work.

timeisoftheessence said...

I could store some on the walls of the house or in the dreaded MAN CAVE~!

Abby Creek Art said...

Your paintings look beautiful filling up that studio, Bill! I know what you mean about more space though...I need a whole new house!

Villager said...

This is a problem...an abundance of beauty...I hope you follow Patience's suggestion!

Terry Banderas said...

Thanks for sharing your environment with us. Too many paintings can be a problem. I have an exhibit this weekend. Towards the end of that exhibit, I plan to discount some of my work. I need to get rid of some of my collection. Hope my plan works.

dog face girls said...

Well Bill, of course I'll take some off your hands. But, first I must frame the ones I have.

Vee