‘Kirsten, you can’t keep doing more paintings, you must sell! You are running out of space! You have too many paintings and too much stuff too!’
Am I doing harm to anyone painting whilst holding a vision of planting a forest before I die, or that I find objects d’art, small treasures found along the way, inspiring? I am not a minimalist, I’m a painter! I don’t want to live in an empty box. I want to be visually stimulated by beautiful things. There’s plenty of time for the box after life!
I plan to have an Open Studio, but weeks tick by. Maybe it will have to wait until Spring. The hay isn’t cut yet due to endless rain, winter looms and I get no closer to being organised being distracted by unfinished paintings. I was thinking about teaching art this autumn too, but t.b.h. am not sure that I know how to! I’m a hard critic of my own work, so would, no doubt, unwittingly say the wrong thing. I don’t want to upset anyone trying to be helpful!
So, this morning before I paint MORE, I am unbelievably grateful that people do find their way here to middle earth middle of nowhere Central Scotland near Carnwath. I have met some absolutely lovely people that I would never meet otherwise.
After I die what’s not sold can be burned – a Viking burial for art and I will haunt the forest I have planted watching my trees grow.
I have a lot of painting still to do if I am going to realise my vision!
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