My hometown art guild in Colonial Beach Virginia is hosting the 15th annual Potomac River Regional Art Show in September. It has never been a juried show. The Guild accepts art work (subject to certain guidelines and caveats) until it runs out of room to hang them. That being the case, I once again opted to enter pieces that did not yet exist, other than in my (perhaps overly optimistic) imagination. What can I say . . . I work best with a deadline.
And I met the deadline (barely!) "Sara's Pond," and "Blue-Green Ballet" were just finished yesterday.. Given that they are both oils, thank goodness that a combination of Gamblin's Neo-Meglip medium and hot, dry weather is speeding up the drying time. Turn in for the show is Thursday - 5 days from now!
This may not work for everyone, and of course, it can't be done for the juried shows. However, there is an additional advantage to a looming deadline. It means one has to stop! Instead of working and reworking the painting, you just have to call it finished . . . and put down the brush.
Paintings can be viewed in the Gallery!!