San Francisco Open Studios for the Mission District is next weekend. For those of you who don't know about this city's open studio, it's a month long event where different neighborhoods are assigned a weekend to show off their art and artists in the area. It's a HUGE event with a preview show, map, and catalog put together by Artspan. People from all over the Bay Area come out to San Francisco for this event.
I have five new pieces that I completed before the wedding and I just finished two this week. This is a good amount of work but I still need more. I decided to try and get three 16"x16" paintings done, starting today (Friday). In order for them to be dry and ready to hang, they have to be done by Thursday night. So, can I do it? Can I complete three paintings by Thursday night? That's six days away, which means at least two days per painting. I have completed 18 paintings in 30 days before so I know I can work well under pressure. If I keep a good schedule and don't get distracted, I know it can be done. I completed the sketches for all three pieces and started painting one of them. If I can work at least 5 hours a day, including this weekend (which I usually don't work), then I think I can do it. I even have a 12"x12" panel, just in case I have some extra time. You never know, it could happen!
Image shown: This is the painting I started today. It's the first time I have ever painted an animal. They are very cute beagles! (At least I think they are beagles.)