I can’t believe that I was painting this week in my garage. It was probably about 120 degrees farenheit. Well, almost. It was between 109 and 113 this week. My normal routine would be to go and exercize before I start the creative juices. I had a change of heart and bypassed physical activity due to the weather conditions. I’ve got to beat the heat.
You’re probably asking me why would I do this? First, there is no place to paint silk unless you are in a garage or art studio as it leave unforgiveable messes. When you work with dyes such as I, you end up looking like a stained piece of glass but not that pretty when it’s all over your hands, face and surroundings. Sound like fun? I have every intention to find the money and resources to close in part of the garage and add air conditioning. Before you know it, the summer will be over.
The real reason I’m mustering through the sweat is because I have a commission to paint and I fell in love with the first piece. I decided that I would keep it. It is suited for a large abstract painting. It is one of a kind and I could not repeat it. I kept painting until the heat took me down. The next day I repeated the process on two or three more pieces because I was not happy with all of my work. I will not deliver something I’m not proud of. After all the drips off my forehead, I can deliver my work and feel good about it. Here’s the piece I intend to keep. Sorry, but it’s going to be entered in to an art exhibit!