Spent yesterday cleaning the house and tidying my studio ready for the Chichester Art Trail which starts tomorrow. Its wonderful how the thought of dozens (hopefully) of people traipsing through the house focuses ones mind on spring cleaning. Spring may not have sprung yet but at least it has been thoroughly cleaned!
One week to go to the Chichester Art trail, and I have so much to do: making my studio respectable enough for people to get into without falling over something, tidying away all our personal stuff and turning the house into a temporary art gallery, getting posters and trail guides outside, mounting prints and last, but not least, cleaning my house which has been a sort of art widow, while I’ve stayed painting in my Studio. My Venue number is 63.
Chichester Art Trail has a pre-trail show where samples of work from the various open studios can be seen. Each artist taking part has at least one work in this show, Here my Thistledown painting can be seen with some of the others. The trail proper starts on April 30th. I have tons to do to get ready!
After an afternoon painting there is the less glamorous task of cleanng up. I use a lot of brushes because once they have been used they are too wet to reuse during a session. Then there are the enamel plates I use when working with acrylics, they have to be washed too ready for the next session though if they are left to dry the paint will form a skin and float off.