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.
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
I don’t really have much to show right now, I guess I’ve gotten a little off track. I think after the mixed feelings I had over “Creativity”, I needed a break so I could be fresh again.
In the meantime, I thought I’d post something I did a while ago. It’s 5×7 inches, and colored pencil.