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Boooooring

A lot of the work of an artist doesn’t make for particularly good blog posts.  For instance, yesterday, I dropped off two pictures at an art show, and put together an application for Percent for Art.  Just boring stuff I gotta do.

In the online forum I go to, they say an artist has to put in as much time on publicity as doing actual artwork.

But today, I  worked a little on the chair picture.  I’ll have to take it slow, it’s kind of a delicate drawing.  Here it is in an early stage.  The scan makes it look splotchier than it really is.  I feel I am getting the feeling of sunlight in it.

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Another drawing

 

 

I imagine it would not be possible to not mention the passing of Thomas Kinkaide.  He was a very skilled artist who marketed his work well.  His work is meaningful to a lot of people, and for all of the talk of his work being saccharin, he certainly contributed to the lives of many people.

That being said, I have a hard time ignoring the fact that he implied that buying a reproduction of his art, with a few dabs of paint added by an assistant, would be a great investment.  To me, that’s a big con. 

Anyway, back to my work and wanting it to make people happy.  I’m progressing with these little paradise drawings.  They are truly joyful to draw.  Soon I may try a large sized one, to see how that goes.

So, here’s the most recent

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