Plodding along

It’s been a bit of a rough week. The crazy weather has had me dealing with migraines almost every day. Ugh.

I have still been painting every day but I’ve officially hit the ‘will it ever be done?’ stage of the trillium painting. It seems the more I do on it the more I see needs to be done. Perhaps it’s time for a break on this one for a couple of days and then get back at it when I’m refreshed. Or maybe I should just keep plodding away…’ll eventually get done, right?

I’ve submitted my applications for the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival and the Victoria County Studio Tour so now I just have to wait to hear back from them on whether I’ve been accepted. Waiting is always the hardest part!


10 thoughts on “Plodding along

  1. ebbtide679

    Please don’t work on it if you’re just plodding along. Sometimes you just need a rest. The painting is so beautiful I’m sure you will finish soon and feel happy about working on it.

    1. bstonehouse

      Thanks Lynn, I needed that. Perhaps a break is the best thing right now. It’s so wonderful to have people like you who not only understand what I’m going through but also take the time to comment. I appreciate it!

  2. ebbtide679

    Oh and good luck about getting into the shows you’ve submitted to. I’m also waiting to here from a juried fair and also a summer class at Penland School of Crafts. Very nerve wracking.

        1. bstonehouse

          The trillium painting is actually sold already which is why I’m trying to get it done, lol….a friend committed to purchasing it in early November. I will be doing limited edition prints from it as well.

  3. regnistegg999

    It looks to me as if you’re at a point where it appears to be finished. To me, it looks wonderful. Perhaps if you set it aside for awhile and spend a lot of time living with it, catching glimpses of it as you go about your daily life — you’ll be able to make a decision to call it done or a decision to tweak it a little bit more. I love the light and I love the sense of early spring.

    1. bstonehouse

      Thank you. There are some spots that definitely need work as I can still see the pencil lines through the first layer of paint. For some reason those don’t show up on the photo! I like your advice though… maybe I should take a break and when I go back just concentrate on the areas that are glaring and then decide if it’s done or not!

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