Marina Povalishina : Creative Interview
|Boy With Hat|
I am not sure what to say about the down sides of being a painter... I think an artist often has doubts, often feels weakness, not always satisfied with his work, but I cannot call it a down side : it is a natural part of creating.
What are you most happy with in your portfolio
Unfortunately I have tendency to be too criticizing toward my portfolio; always dreaming about a real masterpiece in the near future. It sometimes interferes with my plans : I delay and postpone participating in shows, or submitting portfolio to the desired gallery etc. Nevertheless, there are some pieces I consider to be my best so far, such as the "Couple" painting or the mixed media "Outfit" (ETSY).
|Couple - Etsy Shop|
|Outfit : Etsy Shop|
I wake up early after having a good night of sleep. I have fruit juice and cup of coffee for breakfast. I go outside for a short walk, greeting a sun, sky, and world around me. I am full of energy. I go to my studio. It is bigger than my real one. It has big windows on the north side (my real studio doesn't have windows at all). I paint. I have a break and talk with a next door fellow artist. I paint again. I am
satisfied with what I have done. My ideal working day in studio is over. I go home. I find my house being cleaned by someone, and the dinner is prepared by someone, so all what is left for me is enjoying the rest of the day. Just one more thing. Checking out my e-mails I find that one New York gallery offers me a solo show, and the London's one just sold few my paintings. What a good day!
I am a coffee girl. I drink only a cup of coffee a day, preparing it myself in a special coffee jar on the top of the stove. I don't like bad coffee.
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