I have been asked to paint three pictures this week which I managed to complete. At the moment I am not sure if I am happy with them or not. When you have worked on a piece it is always hard to see it fresh. Sometimes you need to leave them and come back much later to see it as other people may see it. It also struck me, while I was doing a Watercolour Workshop on Saturday, that I need to loosen up a bit. The more pressure you are under the more you tighten up. It's somewhat ironic as it is the biggest hurdle for beginners and I am constantly trying to get them to paint freely. I should practise what I preach!
Anyway, the new paintings will be delivered this week, always a nervous moment. And I must get on with some printing. I need to build up some stock of my own as we pretty much sold out last year of my giclée prints and I also have to scan and print my new work done over the winter. The giclée printer has also been busy printing other artist's work too and I have a few jobs to complete this week. One interesting job will involve producing a 6ft x 2ft print of a tropical fish! I look forward to that as I haven't printed one that big before. It may give fishermen a few ideas, a stickleback at six foot might look an impressive catch!
So, all go as usual and with Easter coming up it should be quite busy in the gallery. While the weather may be suitable for fishermen lets hope April and Easter bring with it the sunshine as we move into spring.