Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I'm Painting Like Nobody's Watching!

SOLD - Acrylic 6x6"
 SOLD - Acrylic 6x6"      

I'm happy to report I sold these two paintings this week!   The one on the left was painted about a year ago, and the other was painted this past summer.  A friend of mine has been thinking of buying a painting for awhile, and we got together with a selection of paintings this week so she could choose hers in advance of the show next weekend.  She ended up choosing two (thank you)! 

I think my solid take-away from this 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is to NOT hurry and try to get to the finish.  I think I have said this before, but I'm realizing that for me it is huge.  I have not missed a day of painting.  I have two paintings so close, SO CLOSE to being done, but not quite ready to call them finished.  I get a certain feeling inside that it's really time to give the painting a break.  The feeling is very clear to me, and I am learning to abide by its wisdom, every time.  So, as much as I would have loved a new painting to post for you tonight, I have a new trust in myself that I am not going to call a painting done so that I can post it on my blog or on Leslie Saeta's Challenge. I am not going to rush a painting for any reason.  I need to satisfy myself that a painting is complete, and I am willing to wait and paint for several sessions to get to that sense of completion.  That, Dear Watchers, is Painting Like Nobody's Watching.  It may sound trite, but for me, it's profound.  

I am also thrilled to announce the birth of my new website:    I built the site myself and am so happy with it!  It's really easy to keep updated, too.  If any of you want to test out the contact form for me by sending me mail through the site, I would really appreciate it.

I hope everybody else is still enjoying the challenge!


Cathy Engberg said...

Congratulations on the sales!! Great news and much deserved! Also congratulations on the new website. I just poked around and it looks wonderful! Nice job!

carol edan said...

You are learning some valuable lessons.... I think you are so right in your thinking... pressure can really get bad results.... its done when you say its done!!!

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Cathy, I really appreciate your comments. I'm so glad we met during this challenge. And Carol, you expressed it pressure while painting! It's nice to have other artists come on here and comment and understand.

Chris Lally said...

I love the title of your blog, I love your blog and I think your paintings are terrific. Thanks for sharing the images and your thoughts.

Meredith Adler said...

Thank you, Chris...that means a lot coming from you. I really appreciate what you said. Watchers, if you have time, check out Chris' work. She has a wonderful way with color. I love the work she has been doing for the challenge.

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