Oh, the glamorous life of a working artist. I know I’m going to make all the wannabe artists extremely jealous by posting this today, but I’m gonna do it anyway..just to taunt them. ;))) First up is this..
ACK!! Wouldja look at this never ending mess going on in my office. Stacks of finished paintings everywhere. I’m so used to seeing them, I almost don’t anymore. Just as soon as I get through one, I have another one staring me in the face. sigh.
I’ve had my nose to the grindstone – hardcore – trying to get these puppies listed in my various online shops. I also have two more huge stacks which are trying to outtower each other on my desk. It’s all down to which stack is going to topple first at this point. And the winner is..stack number ___.
I somehow managed to get through the stack on the left last week. All the photos have been edited – 3 photos per painting, plus the high resolution photo for printing. I didn’t count, but that’s A LOT of photos. When I say Photoshop is my
bitch best friend, I ain’t kidding. Sadly, I spend more time editing photos in PS, and doing computer work than I do actually painting.
The Etsy listings for the originals and prints have been written, although most are still in draft mode in my dashboard. Because there are so many of them, I will be rolling them out gradually over the next few months. Whew! Now I just have to sleeve each one, and get it into storage until it sells. Onward I go,
make it stop, please!! next pile, please!!
Linking to What’s on your workdesk
Three large acrylic abstract paintings
daily painting: 365 day art project
Day 189 – 190
According to internet standards, I shouldn’t be showing this photo, but I feel no shame in keeping it real. I figure if people want to look at fake, staged, pristine art studios they’ll go buy a magazine or they’ll open their IG app. I’m too busy working to clean up this mess, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
Those three large paintings in the photo are finished now, and will be traveling downstairs to get photographed. They’ll be available just as soon as I’m able to get the photos taken, and edited, which might be never if I don’t shut up and get moving. lol
And, just like that, another month of daily painting is behind me. I’m going to jot down my thoughts about January, and what I’ve learned in my next post. Stay tuned.