Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Clean Slate

Full moon over San Francisco

When I arrived home from San Francisco I felt refreshed and ready to get back to work. My studio got cleaned while I was gone, so my tables and slant wall are completely cleared. Or they were this morning anyway.

We all know not to count on a project until a deposit has been received, so I shouldn't have been too surprised to have my big project of the series of 7' x 10' paintings cancel. I did a lot of work on it, bought several belt buckles as reference, and ordered a whole roll of oversize canvas. My next move is an email to my client delineating my hard costs, and the weekend I spent completing a mockup of the painting because their schedule was so tight. Hopefully I can recoup some of my costs. The owner has decided against the paintings completely, and plans to spend the money on artwork elsewhere in the project, so I'm still in, just doing something different, and making less money no doubt. Bummer.

I've already started a new painting and had a meeting concerning five more to finish in the next two weeks. Glad to have the work, and glad to get my fingers dirty again.

3 comments:

garyb said...

Fantastic photo ! ! !

Martha Marshall said...

Awesome photograph Robin! Sounds like you had a great time too.

Annette said...

Disappointing, Robin. Otherwise seems like your trip was a success and there's more work on the horizon.
Annette