I let go of this baby today. This is the commission I have been working on. Another hibiscus, 16 X 20 Acrylic on Canvas. It has gone to the same home as the Purple Iris, which it will hang beside. This is also the location of the mural I did a while back.
I am getting better at letting go of the paintings. It is possible that I get in my own way when it comes to selling my art. Hoarding them is no solution.
Emily Carr mentions in her autobiography, how hoarding simply stagnates all you have. I believe this to be true. In order to keep the flow going, there has to be constant movement. Art must be shared. That is part of the process. To see the beauty in things, we must honour the space around them I have decided.
Pieces go out, and new pieces are created. Leaving a muddle of paintings all around, is like a palette grown too messy to distinguish the individual colours, with no room to mix. Painting with that will give you mostly mud. All that, while clarity is really what we are after. Time to clean the palette and start fresh.
Forgot to mention, these lucky paintings are going to the Caribbean to live early in the New Year. Perhaps I will have the chance to visit them, preferably when the weather is cold here. Ooh to feel that hot sand underfoot right about now would be so fine. Meanwhile, I am running out of wall space here, so it is time to let go of a few more to make room for what is to come.