Happily, I am back into serious painting, after the exhibition. It feels really good to get dusty and messy again!
It takes time to 'bounce back' after a show. For months, one has been extremely focused and hardworking: painting, framing, preparing info, hanging the paintings, get invitations out, call people, and then the opening. But it is not done by the opening, the show still hangs, and the paintings that are sold have to be delivered with all proper documentation, and when the show is over the paintings come down. There is a lot of work involved in a show.
And when this intense time is over, then one might experience not only joy and relief, but also an exhaustion, a deep tiredness. It can take quite a while to recover. This time, it happened to me, and I've been on a low level of functioning, resting and reading a lot, watching the kind of feelgood tv series I usually avoid.
Am painting, but as I'm painting for contests and challenges, I can't show them just yet. I will, of course, once the deadlines are past. And the paintings that I paint for pure joy, they will come up on the website