Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Sometimes my job is not so much fun.
I've been obsessing over this series of paintings that I am suppose to send into the Enormous Tiny Art Show for the Nahcotta Gallery in just a couple of days...
I just can't seem to get them right.
I want to add a pretty thick layer of wax on top of them, and I just can't seem to get that wax to even out nicely.
They just don't look right to me. I think I just need to stop and walk away.
Michael says that they look fine, and I am sure they do...it's just that I've never really done this before, and I am afraid they don't look good.
I am just feeling a lot of self doubt today, and the last few days.
I would post them, but it's hard to explain what I am talking about with a photo. I think I am just worrying about it too much.
This is one of the hardest things about working alone. I have Michael, and I totally respect what he says, but sometimes I'd like a third, or fourth, or fifth opinion.
A group of people I went to PSU with have acquired a lovely warehouse space an industrial area of Portland. They have divided the space up into several studio spaces, and as far as I know there are three spaces left. I really hope there is still a space available for me when I get back home. I would love to have not only a studio space again, but also a place where I can go hang out with friends and make art. So my fingers are crossed...
Anyway, I gotta get back to work. I've gotta get these paintings and illustrations ready to be shipped out.
Hope everyone is having a good day!