,7 Days to go until D Day. I've been trying to get together a complete show for The Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead (4th-8th May). As remaining work from New York is still mid-Atlantic somewhere I needed to start from scratch for the UK spring shows in January.
The latter stages of this process have coincided with the Easter Hols and an attempt at being an, at-least-sometimes-present mother and partner. Consequently I've been trying to work super efficiently. For me this means working on three pieces at the same time. It is too boring to go into in any great depth, but since there are many drying and pressing stages to each of my pieces, this method means that paintings can be at various stages of drying while I work on the others. This sounds simple enough but, as Ms. Dyslexia 1984, I find the coordination of this so incredibly difficult.. I have been also trying to bring the odd bit of work home, which means that my route to and from the studio can be traced by a Hansel and Gretel style deposit of small painted circles. Troublingly I also found one in the shower the other day.
Last week I managed to finish a piece that I began preparing at the end of last year. Because these types of paintings have multiple procedures and stages and are quite time consuming I tend to have one on the go over a long period.