Friday, April 30, 2010

Sunrise Over Mt. Baker

Sunrise Over Mt. Baker - 24x30", acrylic SOLD

Here is the finished Mt. Baker commission. It's a gift for his wife's birthday, coming up in a few weeks. I can't wait to hear what her reaction is! He loves it, and I hope she will too...

I know I haven't been overly productive in the painting department over the past 6 weeks. I've gone from being a full-time painter to taking on a part-time job. I had the perfect routine that worked great: getting up early, walking my dog, having breakfast, checking emails and updating my website and blog, then out to the backyard studio for the day to paint. I miss that! But I suppose even the best routine has to change if a bit of money needs to come in. People just haven't been buying art over the past few months. The job that I took on is great, medical sales (my old career), and I do enjoy it. However, it's taking over my days that are supposed to be my painting days. 2 days a week is turning into 3 to 4 days. It's a salary job, so set amount of pay no matter how long you spend doing it. Yikes! On my painting days I end up doing at least 3 hours of email and phone calls and I can't get enough done in the studio ... Sigh. I hope it settles into a better routine soon.


And of course people will start buying art soon. Right?
Right!

4 comments:

Kim said...

Ah...from your lips to God's ears! Hopefully they start buying soon! Love this piece. Of course your client loves it and I'm sure his wife will too. How can she not? Absolutely beautiful!

Mary Anne Cary said...

Beautiful piece. Good luck with your job, I think many of us are right with you!

Lisa Riehl said...

Thank you Kim and Mary Anne! I feel privileged to be painting for a living, even if it's only part time!!! Life is good...

Gwen Bell said...

Your work is so lovely and this piece is a real beauty. I know the Birthday Girl will be thrilled. The soft lavender/mauves are gorgeous.

Hang in there and just know that the paintings WILL sell!