Pulling it all together
The realisation just struck me that there are only three weekends until our exhibition. I work down in London during the week, so I really only have my weekends to work on my paintings. So it’s definitely time to roll up my sleeves and get cracking on the exhibition work.
Firstly, don’t underestimate the amount of time it takes to get an exhibition off the ground. I thought it would all be about painting as fast (or as much) as I could. That is indeed, a big part of it – but the admin and marketing takes almost as much time. Posters to be printed. Emails to send out. Framing to be done. It’s all go!
Yesterday I put all my paintings together to see what I have available. I was amazed. When the paintings are spread across the gallery, my walls, the studio walls and the rack where they wait to be framed, it’s quite hard to judge how many there are.
I discovered that I have 42 paintings available for the exhibition. When did that happen? Thinking about it – it’s over the past 3 years that it happened. Accumulation takes place naturally over time. There are now 28 framed and 14 mounted paintings at current count. I think I can slow down a bit now.