Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Little things

I'm constantly evaluating what I do in art, critiquing, changing, considering pricing, marketing and the whole creation process and trying to understand what I want to concentrate on and what to leave behind.

Small paintings fill my voids when time or inspiration for larger pieces isn't there.  But I wonder if I'm wasting my time on these little pieces that should be better spent on the larger ones.  No, perhaps "wasting" isn't the correct term.  Its more like procrastination.

Creating a small painting is a little like sketching.  It captures a moment in a fairly short time frame and doesn't demand a long time commitment or lengthy planning.  In itself that makes them appealing, but its also easy to get lost in creating small pieces instead of concentrating on major works.

So I've decided that I will put the small pieces aside and step back from Daily Paintworks for awhile to allow myself to work on some ideas for other pieces and a series planned for the summer.   Until June 30th, these and other original paintings will be available from my gallery in Daily Paintworks, so if something catches your eye, you need to grab it now as it won't be available again until an open studio or other opportunity arises in the future.  Most pieces in the gallery are 5" x 7" and are priced very reasonably and in a variety of mediums.

Enjoy browsing and if you have any questions, just ask!