You’ll never progress unless you keep painting…or will you?

Artists need to create art!

It’s a no brainer really, but sometimes, in order to move forward, the creation part of art takes a back seat. With everything that’s been happening this past fortnight I’ve had little time (or space) to create new work…

I find my life goes like that. I have periods where I’ve time to create and others where I need to frame, deliver, install and meet people and the creating gets squeezed out. So, what’s my excuse this time?

I’ve moved into my new studio

– a few practical issues (windows haven’t been fitted yet) mean I can’t work there until next week but it’s all looking good.

And I’ve been installing the exhibition at Westbury Arts Centre!

It’s looking fantastic, if I do say so myself. I love the contrast between my work and Sally Brooks Ceramic shacks sculptures.

I’m also doing a workshop.

But are they really excuses when they’re all part of the process to getting my work seen? I have weeks when all I do is paint. And to prove it, in time honoured Blue Peter fashion…

Here’s one I prepared earlier!

©2013 - Cathy Read - Work in Progress Keble College Oxford, - Spaceship - Pencil - 55 x 75 cm
©2013 – Cathy Read – Work in Progress Keble College Oxford, – Spaceship – Pencil – 55 x 75 cm

Keble College’s Student union bar…

AKA Spaceship!

And it’s not hard to see why. Discovery is a delightful surprise as the quad’s entrance is an archway which gives no warning of its secrets!

I’ll reveal the finished results in a few days…

Keep watching!

Christmas Art Trail around Buckingham
Explore the historic market town of Buckingham looking for paintings and what inspired them

Christmas art trail around Buckingham

One Reply to “You’ll never progress unless you keep painting…or will you?”

  1. Glad to hear that you’ve got a new studio. Happy for you! 😀

    As for art making and not art making, I’m a culprit for the latter. I get too tied up in other things (maidless since 7years, so I’m the maid around the house), so when I do finally get around to making time to create, I feel to lazy to start on something. However, when I’m really powered up, I like to start something and finish it within that day or week.

    Recently I haven’t been painting, but at least I did some photography: http://danaigud.see.me/onelife2013. Hopefully that is a success, I feel so chuffed with myself. That’s the thing with art, even if you’re not successful, you’ll always feel good about the completion and exposure of your work.

    I want to wish you good luck for the exhibition. You’ll rock!

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