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Do it Again, then

One of the pluses of working small, is that it isn’t an overwhelming task to redo a drawing.

The drawing of the yellow basket ball really didn’t turn out the way I’d hoped. I went too far, it became muddy. The leaves were too cartoony. So, I redid it, and I’m much more pleased.

A much fresher look, and more what I had in mind.

I haven’t redone a drawing in a long time. I had a lot of large drawing that I wanted to redo, but no time. A large drawing takes a lot of time, not to mention money. The cotton rag paper I used costs about $7.00 for a 22×30 inch sheet. That gets to be an investment after a while.

But when I had more money, and paper was cheaper, I did redoes all the time. For instance:

An oldie but goody. In one previous version, she looked more like a ballerina, which was not the look I was going for.

Another fascinating art business fact: Green art doesn’t sell. So I’m told. That’s why the mat on this drawing is blue, to cut the greenness.

Makes sense in a way. Most people buy art to decorate their homes, and not many people use green. Of course! Can you imagine it? Sitting in living room. surrounded by green walls? It sounds like something out of the Twilight Zone to me.

That diminishes the saleable subject matter….I can’t imagine too many landscape artists can follow that caveat.

As for me, I have a few pictures that are left to my Sale repertoire. Such as:

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My wrist is getting better, and I am savoring (More like salivating over) the prospect doing artwork again.  Yes, in a little more than a week, my cast will be off. A little physical therapy, and I’ll be good to go.

After that announcement, I want to know…are you tired of blogs (including mine), trying to sell you something?  Well, I’m going to put a reverse on that, and show you what you can’t have at any price.

 

 

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This is my cat, Pumpkin.  Not for sale, because, damn, it’s Pumpkin!

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I gave this to a friend.

 

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This one, because I’ll be damned if I know where it is.

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This was given to a different friend as a house warming gift. Boy, did my bf get pissed I did that. But, he never told me he liked it!

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I bartered this one for energy healing sessions.  BF was pissed about that, too. In all seriousness, if I had known it was so special to him, I would have bartered something else.

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I finally learned my lesson.  BF loves it. Not for sale

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This one I bartered for an art show in a coffeehouse in Manhattan. Yes, exhibit space is so competitive, you have to give some kind of exchange for even a coffeehouse show.

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SOLD!

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This one I lost by default, because I left it at a gallery too long after the show was over. we didn’t have a car back then. i always meant to make arrangements to pick it up, but time went by faster than I realized.

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One of  my favorites. Given to a friend. I do have reproductions of it.  No reproductions of my friend. She’s one of a kind.

 

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Given to a charity.

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Given to charity.

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Given to charity

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SOLD!

 

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Sold!

 

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Of course my favorite, and my logo.  And damn! She was my cat Hannako!

 

There’s more, but that’s it for now. My finger is tired. When the cast comes off, I’ll be able to type normally, again. I’m thankful for that.

 

 

Trucking…like the Do Da man…………

Somewhere, deep in the Midwest, a man (or a woman) is driving a brown truck to a small town destination in Iowa.  When the package he or she delivers, finally gets to this house in this is isolated area, presumably Friday, I will unveil my last drawing.  In the meantime, I’m just trucking along.

Some of you may remember this past summer I came up with this, also featured in my failures of 2014 post.

 

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Completely missed what my intention was….some colorful female alien wrestling with a shadow in a bow-tie was far from what I had in mind.  I was going through a kind of rough relationship time, and I think it shows.

But I still am intrigued by the idea of a dancing couple.  My thought is a relationship is a dance, always moving, always give and take.  Or to paraphrase Woody Allen, you’ve got a dead shark.

Anyway, part of the problem with the above sketch is that I did the figures from my imagination.  Didn’t do too bad a job, thanks to drawing so many naked people in art school.  However it just wasn’t hitting what I wanted.  So, I took a pic from the internet, to be changed greatly, so as not to violate copyright.

 

Argh, couldn’t find it…must be on the other computer.  So, I give you this.

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And so, I keep working on the sketch.  It’s shaping up to be a blast from the past!

I love Rock N Roll, so put another 99 cents in my iPod, Baby

So, I’ve started on …what’s the name?  Too many to choose from.  The rock singer.  As I originally thought, I’d do a loud colorful drawing, somewhat in the same vein as this that I did a long time ago.

 

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But it’s the time of year when I turn mellow and sentimental.  I call it the bittersweet time of year.  It’s the time left of summer between Labor Day, and the Equinox.  So, a mellower type of healing appealed to me.

So, perhaps “Love Ballad” will be its title.  Tranquility, reflection and all that good stuff.

Here’s the sketch.

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Less than sparkling and FREE GIFTS!

Putting together an art show can really sap your energy and creativity.

I’m still enthusiastic about “Construction”, but I’m too tired and distracted to work on it right now.

I went to Birch Coffee (5 East 27th Street) to check the space out again. I was worried before whether I’d have enough art to fill the walls, now I think I may have too much.

I’ve been busy putting together little things to give away to attendees, and this is what I’ve come up with:

Refrigerator Magnet:

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Notecards:

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Limited Edition signed and number art cards, 2.5 by 3.5 inches:

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Gotta come up with some money for refreshments.  There’s still time.

Remember, 7-9 pm September 6 is the reception.