When a new painting challenge comes along, how do you react? What do you do?
Last fall I contracted with a new gallery in Lake City, CO, an old silver mining and bubbling tourist town deep in the Rocky Mountains. In that contract I agreed to be an artist-in-residence for a week. This entails painting in the gallery for 4 hours every afternoon for 5 days.
I didn’t really think about this challenge until a couple of months ago as the start date got closer and closer (which is this weekend). The thought of standing for 4 hours in a gallery painting started to intimidate me …not only artistically but physically. How am I going to do this and can I do it? Do I want to do this? Painting for four hours in a gallery for five days? Yikes! [Read more…]