Friday, September 28, 2012

A week at the studio-new rules-



                     Winter pansies before they are planted- acrylic on masonite, 12 x 16 inches


                             Still life with some stripes-    gouache on watercolor paper 8 x 8 inches


                Blue light making it's way in through the window- acrylic on masonite, 9 x 12 inches

It became apparent that I spent more time worrying about doing the work well, badly or so and so,
than actually working. Obviously, I needed some new rules (not that I have ever followed any, but let's pretend).

Rule 1. - Never blog , answer emails, do treasuries or any computer stuff, EVER,before a full day's painting.
Rule 2. - Nine o'clock close the studio door, turn on the radio (thank you cbc2), and paint until five.
(but I can tweet- and really that's not cheating at all- just breaking the artist's isolation...)
Rule 3.- Nothing should prevent me from sticking with rules one and two. Nothing (ok.maybe lunch)

And so I did this week, and I painted larger and happier than ...probably years. Sad but happy.
Now, that bottle of wine.  Where is it? I am ready for the weekend. Cheers my sweets.




Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Wow! Wonderful work! I love everything about the girl in blue light from the window.

Francesca said...

i want to say "love youuuuu annamaria!" but i don't know you well enough, so i won't. ;-)
have a lovely weekend. x

belinda marshall said...

these are stunning.
hope you had a lovely glass of wine or two and felt great after solid painting.

Kathleen Maunder said...

I love the new paintings. That pansy painting is gorgeous. What a good idea to write down rules--makes them more serious! I like your rule of painting before the computer even gets turned on. I wonder if I'm strong enough? :)

annamaria potamiti said...

Thank you all-

Francesca,please feel free to love me even if you don't know me too well- I totally love being loved...and anyway I love you too, and I know you so little!!LOL;-)

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

The way you block in your color, the solid feeling of the work is so unique. I just think these new pieces are wonderful. I have to paint without distraction too. Often play the same composers, like old friends with me while I work!

annamaria potamiti said...

Thank you Julie. I love the radio because I want to be surprised when I listen to music, if I listened to my own selections only I would be so bored!!xx

claire said...

Love it! I'm gonna take a leaf out of your book :)

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I like your rules. I think I'll try my own version tomorrow. Writing first!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Oh no! I intuitively woke up and went to my email. Shutting now.