Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Here is today's daily painting, another 8 x 10 inch oil painting on canvas board. The auction will start this evening. Link will be added later.

It is becoming more difficult to stay up with the daily painting, but I'm not giving up! In addition to the portrait commission I'm working on, I now have an order for 150 multi-opening mats to cut! Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining! In fact, I love it when I'm swamped! For some reason I just work better under pressure. It's impossible for me to procrastinate when there is someone out there waiting for my work. When I'm working for myself, I procrastinate like crazy! But when there is an order involved, I'm on it!

Hence, the reason the daily painting is getting more difficult. I reason with myself that I need to get my orders out, but the first thing I HAVE to do every day is paint! I'm an artist right? So, now that the daily painting is out of the way for today........off I go to cut mats and paint portraits!


Anonymous said...

I know exactly what you mean! I was reading some of the various articles on painting a day artists and the one thing they never skip...even while on vacation or sick is their painting a day. I don't know how they do it, I couldn't continue it myself. I was even reading about a daily quilter that forced herself to sew a journal page sized quilt every day.

I also work well under pressure. It's both a good and bad thing.

Paula Manning-Lewis said...

I couldn't do the painting a day thing EVERY day. I know myself better than that. 5 days a week is enough for me, and even that is difficult!

I know what you mean about working well under pressure being a good and bad thing!

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