• Gail Curry

Making the paintings was the easy part

Websites, posters, mounts and greeting cards all take time

I painted my final painting in the #justanotherday series on 29th June. It had been a daily 20 minute task. If we were not in the middle of a pandemic I would have exhibited in the traditional way by hanging them on walls. However Covid has made traditional exhibitions difficult to hold and access safely, so I decided I needed to make a digital #exhibition.

It's fair to say it's been a steep learning curve to take #paintings, have them digitally photographed and then turn those images into a video based story.

However that was not the end of the project, as I then needed to trim mount an sign the paintings, develop a series of greeting cards, design exhibition posters, create an online #gallery on my website plus a #crowdfunding page, before tying it all together.

The online help function has been used, as have video tutorials, quite a lot of silent swearing occurred, as did countless late nights. However I didn't give up and am almost ready to make it all live, as I'm just waiting for the cards and posters be delivered.

Three of the finished paintings signed and mounted

I have missed being able to paint but doing all of the above has been an integral part of the process for this project. Covid may have caused issues, but I painted my story and have created an exhibition in spite of it, as pandemic or not, it's just another day.

Whatever happens in my studio, or wherever else I create, I shall write about it here on my #blog so you can join me on the journey if you wish by subscribing, or following me on social media.

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