Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A mobile studio-

Yes. It's official. I have a very deep old-fashioned streak in my head.
Where does all this come from? I still don't know.
But it's there. And I am painting my heart out.
This was done in our living room. We have a really beautiful view
to the sea. I thought this would be the perfect August painting.
For this year anyway. The whole summer was dark and then
right at the end and the beginning of September we were
gifted with some gorgeous sunny days.

      
But I got restless painting only in the house and turned
my car into a studio/cocoon. (you know I need the cocoon) I drive around
until something calls out. Then I paint directly, and as fast as I can.
The thing is, I am in a huge learning curve, because painting in this
manner after so many years is like trying to speak in the French you
haven't spoken since highschool (and you only passed your courses then because you were
cheating in a creative way). And it's a bit like going to the gym. I do
lots of moaning and groaning and protesting, and have to battle with myself
to just start! Once I start it's all good. By the end I am ecstactic. The
next morning I am trying to find a way out of going to the mobile studio again.
Oh no it's sooo hard. I can't deal with this. My life is a mess. I want to go
back to bed. Wake me up next spring. Rub my feet. Feed me treats.
 But then I paint. And I get through the day.
And I am happy.
And that is good enough.
For now.

Hugs-
Annamaria Potamiti

10 comments:

Carole said...

What fun! I love the idea of your car as a mobile studio/cocoon! Your paintings from your mobile studio are really gorgeous. Strong colours.
I've often thought about having a mobile gallery using my SUV and selling my paintings on the side of the road. Is that legal in BC?
Hugs to you too!

Kylie said...

Wow... I must have an old fashioned streak too then... they are just fabulous Annamaria! Love the sound of your mobile studio and I can totally relate to the 'oh no I want to stay in bed' preamble before you get there! :)) Have a great time in your car today :) Kx

paintdropskeepfalling said...

I'm sitting in bed now with my morning cuppa feeling the same! You've summed it up well. Lovely colours :)

paintdropskeepfalling said...

I'm sitting in bed now with my morning cuppa feeling the same! You've summed it up well. Lovely colours :)

Carole said...

Today I have procrastinated with dishes, laundry, emails, blogs, and anything else I can use as an excuse not to get into the studio! It's getting too messy in there with all the projects I've started but don't know how to finish. I'm feeling stuck and need a good push!

annamaria said...

Yes, Carole- wouldn't that be fun? Selling from one's van? I want to travel through all of Canada,homeschool my youngest and sell the paintings as I go ...Fun?XX

annamaria said...

Kylie-thank you my sweet- maybe I should travel through Australia as well- so we can have coffee finally!XXOO

annamaria said...

Is it the 'artist in bed syndrome?'
I hear you Claire...xxoo

vivienne strauss said...

Wow, the beautiful colors of the top painting drew me in right away! I'm way too "high maintenance" to be mobile. Have to have the coffee, the TCM and anything else I can use to procrastinate :)

Sophie Munns said...

Gorgeous paintings Annamaria... just wow!
S x