It's been very slow going on this watercolor I'm doing. I've been sick. I did go to the studio three times last week but I came home early to rest each time. I'm feeling better today. I got to the studio about 10 this morning and left at 6. I got a lot done and hope to finish Thursday or Friday.
It's also contest time with all the organizations I belong to. I found out real fast that I didn't get enough work done last year that qualify for these competitions. So I looked back over what I have. These exhibitions have a time limit on works you can enter. Most competitions give an artwork a 3 years limit, a few give two years. You need to be careful sometimes and not part with a painting too soon if you think it has a chance to get into a juried exhibit or better yet, place in a exhibition. Something I learned this year, because its never been a problem before, don't work too small. I did a piece I was planning since July to enter into the Tn Watercolor Society. The MINIMUM size !!! One exhibition was 11 x 14" or 154 square inches, another one posted no smaller than 10" on the smallest side and I can't remember what the other required. My painting was 8" x 16". I'm not a happy camper right now and I'm sick on top of disappointment!!! But, I did enjoy my day at the studio painting today. I'm feeling better and I had fun.
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.