I’m leaving for Nashville in 3 days and I have a commissioned painting I need to get done for a gallery in the Mid-West. The gallery had picked out a painting I had done in the past and asked if I could do something similar with a different color scheme. I said okay, even though I don’t particularly like doing matchy matchy paintings for decor. Makes me feel cheap sometimes, or like I’m some factory line artist. But that’s another mental obstacle I’ll talk about some other day. I had the commission about 80% done and started thinking. The gallery had told me the title of the painting I did in the past, but I had two paintings with similar titles. Both quite different, but both including the word purple. I started thinking I might be doing the wrong painting. I ran up to my office to check my email again.
Yup, wrong painting. Talk about a wave of stress and frustration. I was so mad at myself for not double checking before I started the painting. Now I have 2 days to do a 30 X 40 painting from start to finish. One good thing is that they wanted acrylic so I can get it done, but its going to be a few long nights and I have to leave to teach workshops for 5 days. I needed to blow off steam, so there’s no better remedy than a walk in the snow with our dog Tucker. I figured I’d take some pics along the way.
After the walk I feel better. Time to go work on the commission. The right one this time. It’s gonna be a late night.