June 19, 2020 Artist’s schedule before Covid-19 isolating – isolated in studio. Artist’s schedule during Covid-19 – isolated in studio. Artists schedule “after” Covid – 19 isolating – isolated in studio. (“After” is in quotations because, sadly, we aren’t really there yet.) The point is that I am used to working alone, without co-workers, without a commute, without interruption. I consider myself so very fortunate to have that as my usual work scenario, and the fact that I live in rural Wyoming, with mountains and trails surrounding me to keep me sane and healthy. But I did focus on landscapes that were visible from my neighborhood, as I mused upon in my last blog post, titled Close To Home.
I also took the time to move from the 19th century to the 21st century in my tech skills. I am not saying I will look for a job in Silicon Valley, but I am now more comfortable with the marketing of my art on several social media platforms, especially Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. I have Rose Caiazzo, LLC, to thank for that. She was an excellent teacher/trainer with low tech delivery of technical information, and a sense of humor to boot. Thanks Rose!
In particular, I created a YouTube video – complete with intro, voice over and ending credits – of another painting from start to finish. I think you will have fun watching it. Below is the complete painting titled We Are Stardust. (16 x 24, watercolor on silver shikishi board) While you are there you can see a few other videos I created so folks can better understand my processes.