Studio Practice – This Week/Month
Studio Practice – So what has been happening in the last month.
- What is studio practice?
- How has my studio practice developed?
- What has it been impacted by?
Studio Practice involves many different elements. One of the things that’s involved is the organisation of your business. There are so many facets that have to be managed. It’s not as simple as just finding a picture, painting it and out the door it goes. Rather one needs to have somewhat of a plan eg.as a painter you need to have a cohesive body of work. This means you cannot really just paint any old thing and it will be ok. So this is where it comes to planning I need to think about what direction my art’s going in.
- The plan can be loose – I’m going to paint flowers for the next 6 months
- What aspects do I want to look at that relate to flowers?
- Are they just going to be pretty pictures or is there a deeper meaning threading through my work?
- What size will they be?
- Am I going to choose similar colors for them all?
These are just a few of the questions I might ask myself at the beginning of a new series of work.
My studio practice has developed in the last 3 months, in the following way. Journaling has become the bedrock of my art practice. Because I enjoy it so much I am keen to work on business elements in a way that I never have before and I have found that paying attention to this side of the business is making a big difference to my organization and I’m therefore getting more things done and being more creatively inspired as I go.
In the last month I’ve got work into four new exhibition spaces, two on-line and two off-line. One of my New Year’s goals was to have work in at least 3 new online galleries. So stuff is getting done! Which is awesome.
It has been impacted by: – The last month, school holidays, as I tried to juggle quiet time and painting time with having my granddaughter at home 24/7 for 6 weeks. It’s difficult to give everything the attention it deserves.
This Weeks Question: What elements form the basis of your creative practice?
Look For Next Week’s Post: Who are your mavens?