Sunday, August 14, 2016

Calvin and a video of my painting inventory before the great purge.

Calvin  Oil on panel, 8" x 6," sold.
I hit the "pause" button on painting two weeks ago.  Much cleaning and around-the-house stuff got done.  Finally today, back in the studio, yes!  "Calvin" (as seen in new painting above) is a cat who waits for his human at the Cleveland APL.  If you are interested in adopting him, here is his profile on the shelter website.
I hadn't realized how long I had let paintings stack up...  Unsolds, "bads," and "blah" paintings were taking up too much space... When I got 'em all rounded up, this is what they looked like.

I gifted some and threw most out.  It's a relief more than anything else.  I might have waited for buyers to come around or had a sale, but honestly:  I needed 'em gone.  This blog's "Available Paintings" selection has been updated to reflect the purge. I have that "clean slate" feeling now, which is a good thing.

11 comments:

  1. I enjoy all of your cat paintings, but especially the gray ones. You capture them so beautifully!

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  2. I love your idea of painting kitties who need forever homes. My dad used to volunteer at our local animal shelter before Alzheimer's got the best of him. I'm thinking hard on this and may go visit and see about volunteering to paint cats and they can then use the paintings as a fundraiser or as gifts for those who adopt or maybe I'll sell them and give a portion of the proceeds... things to think about.

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  3. Oh, too bad. I love your work but can't afford it. Might have been able to buy one if you had a super sale. But also, from a tight-budget perspective, all those perfectly reusable cradled panels...gone? Sandpaper and gesso come to mind. sigh.

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    1. Yes. And I recommend it. My time is better spent painting.

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  4. Ha! I can relate to all the work sitting around in piles...I have a lot of them too!! I just LOVE Calvin...that purple background just goes beautifully with his fur and eyes!!

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  5. Hopefully Calvin will get his forever home soon. I'm sure it feels good to have a clean studio and to get lots of things done that needed to be done. Thank you!

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  6. A clean slate feeling is good! You have captured Calvin's hopeful look wonderfully

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  7. STILL going through my painting purge...thanks for the inspiration! (and this beautiful kitty! - Calvin looks like my neighbors' kitty Iggy).

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  8. Here some beautiful and nice paintings for sale so if you are finding some nice painting then you should stop finding and get paintings from here so let's go to get a painting according to your own taste.

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