This was another good week. Not to mention I sold another painting at Studio85. Yep RedSeah is sold to a collector whom also purchased two of my other pieces about two weeks ago. I am going to miss her but she deserves a new home. Its such an amazing and humbling feeling when someone loves your art enough to take their hard earned money to acquire it. I am truly grateful and I don't think this feeling can ever get old.
I have a collaboration show with Reiko Renee coming up at the H Street Community Development Corporation its a small venue and I am working on some watercolor and gouache pieces on wood.
There will also be some works on paper. I have two large pieces that I will have there for the evening but the plan is too hang them in S85 when they have the wall space. I am also looking for more places like Studio85. I was invited to a gallery in Leonardtown, MD but I think at this current time I will have too pass. Perhaps its a place I will revisit in the future but for now I can not afford to pay in advance to hang my art and a commission fee. The art displayed there was very different from my style and I just wasn't sure if that initial investment was worth the risk of it sitting there with things being so tight for me right now.
I created a drawing study for a painting I am going to work on as an extension to Day Dreamer and she will be called Cry Me An Ocean, Until The End Of Time.
I did play around with it in some photo editing software and now I can offer her as a matted print in my online store. It was before the clock so this will be titled...
Cry Me An Ocean.
Even though this week was pretty good I had this heaviness that I felt whenever I was in solitude. I mostly thought about my future as an artist and my financial soundness. However I know in my hearts of hearts that I will be okay and God has provided me with all my necessities thus far. Now the thing that I'm not so sure about is will I ever have anyone to share my passion with, someone who gets me, inspires me, and motivates me to the core. A guy who loves me in spite of me yet helps me be the best I can be in a loving yet firm way.
Perhaps that is why even in the horizon of my success I still can be inspired to paint a sad yet hopeful piece....