Friday, February 26, 2016

Wild Mess...then Tidy

I know artists are supposed to be all messy and wild.....kind of bohemian with a touch of crazy. Now not saying that isn't true when I am in the midst of painting. Paint gets flicked everywhere, paper towel and rags are dropped wherever when un-needed....I wheel around in my chair like a rally driver from my easel to my view point when checking how the painting looks from a distance. It is wild, tense and fun.

But when I am done the day of painting I like to tidy up ....get the paints ready for using again ...get those brushes totally clean and ready...make sure the stack ofpaper towel is there, that my eraser, pencil and exacto blade are ready too.

So when creating time comes again, I can just fly at it. I even get my clean water ready for the next day. I want to fall into the artwork not fuss when I start. So yes, my work space is fairly tidy and I do manage it so that it doesn't overwhelm me when I work.  Nothing better than to just create without having to search for the missing magenta or refill the glazing liquid.  Start the day clean with a clear goes so much better that way.

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