It has been 6 months since my last blog post. I am hoping to return to a more regular voice.
2020 was a crazy year and 2021 is now upon us. Covid has changed the world in so many ways as well as our own personal lives. If you would like to share what the greatest impact you have experienced please do.
As a physician it has been a huge question mark. So much we do not know and talk about learning as we go. A Pandemic.
As a painter i am thriving. I feel a new level of confidence in my capability to create beauty.
I thought i would share what happened this weekend in my studio. I have had a painting hanging in my bathroom now for a year or so. My husband did not think i should sell it as it is one of his favorites. I recently posted it and got three interested customers. The painting officially sold. I went out to my studio to prepare it to ship to California. I usually will finish with a coat of gel medium. It adds a final layer of frosting. It goes on white but dries clear. I finished this step and went to bed.
When i got up the next morning the painting was still white. I realized my mistake! I covered it with gesso not gel medium. Gesso is white and does not dry clear. Essentially it was like painting white over the entire painting. The painting was lost.
I could not believe it. I told my collector that the sale was off and then went to try to brainstorm how i could tackle this situation. I decided to start with a sander. I sanded it and found a fascinating texture left behind, I will continue to work on this painting and i suspect it will come out very interesting...
It was stressful but what i know for sure....
My income thank God comes from me being a physician.
My art brings me income but i know that this painting has taught me a huge lesson. I have gotten to a place as an artist where i am confident i can rebuild from a ruined painting and i do know that there is huge value in that. My confidence as an artist has grown enormously. The photos show a transition of this huge mess up / lesson. Stay tuned for where this goes!
My passion remains. I hope 2021 brings many new beautiful paintings and my gratitude goes out to all those who support me.