I'm guessing that a lot of artists have several paintings or painting ideas that they are waiting to find time to try. So, if that is true for you, how do you keep track of these? Do you make lists? Do you keep scrap paper nearby for capturing these inspirations? Or do you use your iphone or ipad to track these sparks? I have not been too disciplined about this. Yet I have the distinct sensation that some good ideas are getting lost in the gray matter so ... I think I need to make a new habit. How about you?
This Saturday June 8 looks like being a fantastic art event in downtown London. They are closing off Dundas Street from Richmond to Clarence St - and there will be art - in many forms! Dancers, musicians, painters, actors - should be a fun family oriented day. I will be there with some of my paintings and prints. That's 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Hope you can come - and stop by to say 'hi' if you do!
Here's a link to their Facebook page: For the Love of Art
Wet oil paintings can be difficult to take from here to there without getting that paint all over the car - not desirable! Here's a method that works for me. Cut a piece of light plastic corrigated board (available at art stores) to be just a little larger than your canvas size. Then, when painting, be careful not to paint the corners of the canvas, leaving about a half inch square of blank canvas in each corner on the surface. Into those 4 unpainted corners put a very generous gob of sticky tac and then press the corrigated board firmly on top. Once in place, the canvas can be put into a plastic bag, and then into your car with no fear of getting oil paint anywhere it is not wanted. I have even successfully bicycled with a wet canvas hanging in its bag from the handle bars using this method!