This Saturday I attended the San Francisco Fine Art Fair of modern and contemporary art at Fort Mason.
And then on Sunday we went to the opening of the Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay at the De Young art museum.
After this weekend I was struck by the fact that I haven’t been spending enough time painting.
That I had several undeveloped ideas for new bodies of work. And that there are many creative challenges that I want to explore.
For those who know me, you know that I don’t shy away from the business side of the scale.
But lately I’ve noticed that it’s been tipping in one direction and it’s time to rebalance.
So this week I took action. I rented a small storage space to make room in my beach studio for painting larger canvases.
With my art intern’s help we cleaned, reorganized, and purged my studio.
This included slashing several finished canvases that where not working for me, a very therapeutic and cleansing exercise. I now feel more refreshed and ready to create.