Tuesday, January 10, 2012

What to do with those old paintings?

I'm taking a short break from my plein air blogging because I have a predicament. After the start of a new year I, like most people start thinking about making new goals for the year ahead. I have been working on getting my body in shape and alas feel the need to also get my studio into shape.

After spending the last week or so mucking out my studio space, I have come to the conclusion that I have a lot of stuff that I no longer need. Old dried up paint and broken picture frames I can deal with but what to do with all those old paintings? I, like a lot of you have stacks of framed paintings lying around my studio.

What do you do with all those framed paintings from years gone by?


harold hollingsworth said...

I usually take the old art out and make some new works that fit the frames, then paint over the old paintings, but this takes a distancing from sentiment, which can be difficult. I think it's always a good thing to change up, I just did and now I'm not in Seattle making work, but in Berlin making work. So be bold, and step out there, I think good things will come!

Explorer said...

Looking forward to following your blog and enjoying your art.