Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Artist

The artist entrepreneurial life is one where you fail more often than you succeed.

When you start a painting ,looking at the,blank canvas can be so overpower it is easy to stop before you start. I have found it is best to dive in make changes and move forward. This painting is taking longer then I had hoped for so today I will work on it for 8 hours.

My goal is to have it completed by the end of the month and be able to secure a venue at ArtPrize.

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Monday, May 07, 2018

Imagination and the creative mind

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." (Albert Einstein)

Life sometimes gets in the way. You have all these ideas on what will come next in your art, then there is a knock at the door,the washing machine breaks, the weeds are knee deep in the flower beds and you put your art on hold why get stuff done. It has been dark for hours now you want head to the studio but gee whiz the energy is gone and you need a hot bath.

That was me this week as I wanted to needed to dive in with brash and paint on my latest project. It is beet just to keep working and stop worrying it will come I tell myself.

This is where I left off last week the slow start but a beginning. 

Last night I painted a base color for the sky it has a long way to go before it is complete. I want to add clouds and give it more character. 
.I need to get background in before I can paint my animals. Once I have the color around the animals completed I can better judge what values I will need when painting them. I will do more tonight. I know there is a painting hiding in that canvas.I want to see as soon as possible.

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Saturday, May 05, 2018

Inspire an emotional reaction in people with your art

Today I am starting a new large work 30x40. That is large for me because I now sell mostly on the internet and I like to keep work small for easy shipping.Also I find small work takes very little storage space. That is something to consider when you paint. Now if you are one of those very lucky artist who sells everything you paint,I bow to you.
I stared at this blank canvas for a month,this is not like me I usually have all kings of ideas,not this time ! I did sketch after sketch and then I finally thought I had it. I did a quick watercolor to get a feel for it. It was a good idea and an interesting painting salable but not what I was looking for. So I kept on this is the really hard part for me.I want to paint something that draws you in makes you stop and look and has that WOW factor .

Finally bush to canvas,an idea is taking seed.
Getting things sketched in. This can be changed as I work on it, but something on canvas at last.

I will be post daily as I work on this painting.

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