I seem to paint better under pressure. At least that’s what I tell myself. My next show opens on Saturday, March 3 at Gallery 7, Seven Feathers Casino Resort. A lot of paintings have to be painted between now and then!
This year has not started out that great in the studio. I seem to have fallen into an indecisive slump. I’ve changed my mind waayyy too many times while painting lately. And the other day I tried to come up with a name for my upcoming show and I drove myself nuts. The funny part is that I had a dream where I thought of a great name but when I woke up I couldn’t remember it. Oh well, I’ve been here before and I know it’s only temporary. So far in 2012 I have one painting that I’m happy with and two others in progress.
Part of my trouble is that I’m indecisive about what would be best to put in the show. These paintings will be on display to a fairly conservative crowd and the marketer in me keeps thinking that I should play it safe with some nice, straightforward landscapes of local scenes. But the painter in me is in the mood to experiment and work purely abstractly. We will see who wins this little competition.