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Painting Withdrawal

December 19, 2008


Haiku 62
Acrylic on Cradled Panel
8 x 8 x 2″

I didn’t paint yesterday; I haven’t painted yet today. This is causing serious withdrawal already, but holiday obligations simply must be obeyed.

Not only that, I didn’t even blog yesterday. I was gone much of the day, to an art show and lunch afterward. It was a truly nice break in the middle of the holiday madness. We also managed to stop in at Michael Murphy Gallery to say hello and to find, to my surprise, that they had several of my paintings in the front window! That made me very happy.

But that took care of yesterday. Dina called just now to ask if we were still on for today. We had planned to have a work day together, which we do on a frequent basis. I hesitated, because I was in the middle of trying to finish all my gift ordering. But knowing that would mean two days of no painting, I quickly reconsidered and decided to finish up with my shopping and clear the decks for a painting afternoon. So I said “Come on!”

Shopping’s done. Ready to paint. Ahhh! I feel better!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 19, 2008 3:50 pm

    I love this painting and the big polka dots- it very joyful!
    Lunch with a friend is a good excuse for me not to paint. How was the art show?

  2. December 19, 2008 5:02 pm

    Good on you – have fun both of you 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you get started on, or finish off.

  3. December 20, 2008 1:35 pm

    This painting is gorgeous!
    I understand about painting withdrawals, experiencing it this week myself, with life and holidays getting in the way of studio time. Oh well…
    I look forward to seeing your next piece(s)!

  4. December 20, 2008 3:41 pm

    Joyce, the outing was just what the doctor ordered. A good friend and I went to an annual in-home Christmas showing of artworks by Josette Urso, who lives and works in NYC and comes “home” to Tampa every Christmas. Her holiday show has been a tradition for years, and her work is always inspiring. I’m happy you like the red dot painting!

    Cath, I have about six new ones close to completion! It was a productive afternoon.

    Stephanie, I’m glad you like this one. Yesterday afternoon’s little “painting break” really felt good.

  5. December 20, 2008 4:41 pm

    I too understand your frustration! I think I’m on day 2 also of not painting and it feels like FOREVER! Plus I get really grumpy!

    But I love the painting, the pink spots…love them.

    We will all have to just get up really early this week to get in the painting!

  6. December 20, 2008 6:07 pm

    Karen, maybe this (getting up early to paint) is a recipe for the health of the extended family. After all if Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.

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