I have been working very hard the last two months and have now made 42 paintings with two more in progress.
The final box of panels is primed and ready to go which means it is likely I will end up with 50 paintings. Along the way I have posted paintings which I have since taken out and painted over, some just didn’t sit well within the project as a whole and there are still a couple that might not make it. This is the process of making work, I’m not precious and paintings often fall by the wayside as making them work past a certain point feels impossible.
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Now that the end is in sight I have been reflecting on how it has impacted my life, my painting, what it means to me and if I’ll miss it or be relieved it is over! Looking at the wall of paintings I am proud of the amount of work I have made; at the beginning I wasn’t sure if would be able to do it or if I’d be able to keep going throughout the whole year. But I have, despite having long covid for three months. My skills in painting have improved enormously; I can paint much quicker, work out processes faster and I have developed stylistically which will become evident in future paintings.
Thank you to everyone who has left me messages and comments over the months, they have really worked wonders on keeping me going throughout.