A few weeks ago I blogged about how I wanted to try to complete 50 paintings in 6 months. Well, I have been a busy beaver here in NorCal.
I have been preparing for Open Studio in October and wanted to have at least 50 paintings by then. I am coming along pretty well; I have been doing between 2 and 5 per week. When I posted my blog a few weeks ago I had completed 32 encaustic paintings. Some of those were small 2.5″ x 3.5″ but paintings non the less and worth counting in my opinion. Since my post a few weeks ago I have begun and completed 15 new paintings.
On a sad note, I was trying to get into Fort Mason’s Open Studio and was contacted by them with their pricing and I feel very depressed because I have been priced out of Fort Mason’s Open Studio. They want $23 an hour for 12 hours MINIMUM on Saturday and 10 hours on Sunday. That is $506 dollars plus $175 cleaning fee and a $10 sign fee. So it will cost $700 for the whole weekend. I just feel like crying – with NO guarantee. I know my paintings are good but I can’t afford to put out that kind of money. I could share the space with someone but all the artist’s I know don’t even have $350 dollars to spare. I am not sure what kind of artist’s can afford that kind of money. If they have it, they probably have their own studio; I know it’s a great space but seriously….$700!
If you would like to see what else I have been up to you can go to my Etsy Store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RavensNestArt
I am going to have to come up with another plan for Open Studio. I will find another place AND I will have at least 50 paintings. I have to think positive, I know things are going to happen for me.
Here are the new paintings I have completed in the past 2 weeks! 14 new ones – yeah I said it right – 14! Check ’em out!