Tag Archives: Open Studios

Stroud Open Studios Preparation

My first attempt at video… with editing help from Techie Sis. Usually my studio is purely painting space. I’m really lucky that it’s large enough to use as exhibition space, but that requires a little reorganizing, as the video shows. This year … Continue reading

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10 Tasks Before Open Studios

For many artists and arts organisations, summer is Open Studio season. Opening your studio is a fantastic experience that enables you to make new contacts, reacquaint yourself with existing customers and see first hand how viewers interact with your work. … Continue reading

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Stroud Open Studios

It’s that time of year again – Open Studios is upon me. I love Open Studios. Firstly (but in no particular order), I can show off my fabulous studio. For many years I worked out of my spare room, dreaming … Continue reading

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The Arts – the Cost of Cutting Back

Cutbacks. They seem to be the only subject in the media these days. Whilst I appreciate that the arts will suffer in the same way as other sectors, I confess some of the comments I’ve read recently made my blood boil:  “I appreciate … Continue reading

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Government Cuts Can Start Here

I’ve collected new signs for the forthcoming two Open Studios weekends. Apparently we’re supposed to put them up on Sat am, take them down on Sun pm, put them back up the following Sat and take them down again on … Continue reading

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Public Liability Insurance

Enjoyed the first Open Studio of the year today – four more to come in June.  Most people who came were either new acquaintances or those who hadn’t seen the studio before, so it was good to show it off.  … Continue reading

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Good Times, Bad Times

“The painting gave me a lot of trouble, with insignificant results.  This mode of exercise annoys me deeply.” So said the great Impressionist painter Berthe Morisot, and I have to say I know how she feels.  I’ve just scrapped my … Continue reading

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Completed penguins

Didn’t post yesterday as I was busy working on the penguins.  Had to finish it yesterday so it would be in time to go in the Open Studios brochure.  Made the deadline with five minutes to spare, but that was mostly … Continue reading

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