Friday, June 17, 2011
Hard At Work
These last few weeks have been extremely productive. After a trip to N. and S. Carolina to visit family and friends, we stopped in our favorite cities of Charleston and Beaufort South Carolina. My heart skips a beat in the presents of these southern beauties and I marinate in charm and history of the old south. If you haven't been to Beaufort and taken a carriage ride through this storied town, put it on your bucket list. Our carriage horse and guide were a show stopper and worth the ride.
Now back to the art scene. I just discovered a great little book that I believe all professional artists need to have in their quiver of informational gems. Deborah Paris has written a straight forward, no holds barred book on how to grow in the profession of being a self sustaining painter. It's entitled Studio & Business Practices for Successful Artists. My experiences confirm that she knows what she is suggesting in every chapter. Some of the topics include: Studio Practices, Pricing Your Work, Approaching Galleries, and Self Promotion. Check it out on her website, it's well worth the nominal price.
As my title suggests, I have been hard at work with a daily routine of six to eight hours a day in the studio. With classes canceled for the summer, I am using this time to put brush to canvas.