Thursday, September 08, 2011

Coming out from under the pile

14 x 21

There really aren't enough hours in my day to fit in everything lately, but I'm trying.  As a result some things have gone by the wayside, such as the blog.  But I haven't forgotten you!  I'm just behind the scenes working furiously and getting ready for the next exhibition on October 6th.  Yep still finishing paintings for it and deciding which pieces will go.  Oh and framing,  I need to get that done too quite soon.

And there's commissions that I'm working on as well.  And day to day life and work.  So I'm up at 5:30 fitting in a little painting and doing more in the evening.  I haven't touched housework and laundry's piling up.  This weekend I will tackle the house for a few hours and get that under control.

Am I the only one who does this?  I mean work in spurts at this frantic pace then collapse in a heap when its complete?  Instead of things slowing down, they seem to be speeding up - or I'm getting older and it just seems that way.

So while I work away on some paintings, here's an update on one that I was working on this winter.  Its the amazing rocks of Flatrock that I started in watercolour.  I picked it up again the other day, needing a change of scene, and added some more washes to it.   Its about 90% complete now.  A few more details and its on its own in the world.


Michael Bailey said...

Hi Jeanette. Speaking as a geology-loving watercolourist this is a heavenly painting! Yes, I empathise with you. Work does seem to come in fits and starts and then expands to fit all the time available too :)

Jeanette said...

If you like rocks Michael, this is the place to be. The geology of the place is rich in history and unique rock formations. We also have a place called Mistaken Point that has the oldest fossils in the world.

RH Carpenter said...

It's good to be this busy with your artwork - the housework will wait (that's what I tell myself! ha ha). Take care - do get some quiet time to relax and keep on creating :)

Sue Pownall said...

You always amaze me with the amount you accomplish with only 24 hrs in a day. This eve, I've loved going through your work for the last 3 weeks and seeing the diversity of your work & how much there is, but please, as RH said, take some time to relax.

MG said...

Thanks for the update. It's looking quite lovely. Can't wait to see it finished.