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!

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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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