Nothing like a little pressure to get my little motor running! With the dates for my Spring and Pre-summer show set for May 17 & 24, I have no other choice than to hit the easel hard! I love that kind of torture.
I have to admit that when it comes to motivation, a little focus really gets me to prioritize my time. If I had all the time in the world to just paint I would be doing it all the time but because I have a whole variety of activities I squeeze into my day, week and month, I only have a valuable portion of time I can dedicate to art.
With deadlines set, I readjust my prioritize and drop all deemed superfluous distractions that take me away from productivity. The criteria gets very strict. That is how I can get very close to my easel. These are the times when a little snarling can take place if someone threatens that momentum.
So what am I working on? I have a portrait in progress. Now, back to the easel.