I've been thinking that I wanted to take a big trip somewhere next year... maybe Italy, maybe Cuba. I thought a painting trip like that would be amazing... and it would. But I also feel bad when I consider that I'd be having these great experiences and seeing these wonderful places but doing so alone and missing my family.
I guess when it comes down to it, I am a family woman first. There isn't an ideal solution though. If an artist travels with family then the chances are someone is bored while waiting for the artist to work or the artist is frustrated about not getting to work.
I think that where I am in my work right now though means that I do not need to travel. My focus is more on the figure and a close up setting and I can have models in at home, can photograph around Austin, paint the cafes, and if I want to get a little historical culture I can go down to the missions in San Antonio or investigate a dude ranch.
My dream one day is to have an RV and drive all over the country painting. That will be my retirement plan. ;-)
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