Right about now, all sorts of news stories are printed about the triumphs of the year. I however, with my contrary streak, am going to display my biggest flops of the year. It helps me to remember I can fail, and I hope it helps beginning artists not to be discouraged. Everyone screws up now and then.
So goodbye to the failures of 2014, and welcome to the triumphs of 2015. And probably a few flops in 2015, too.
Well, I finished “Grand Central Sunday Morning”, and I’m totally dissatisified with it. And no, I don’t have the patience to do it again. I realize that I have a weakness when it comes to architectual detail, such as I found out in “Sentinel”.
Every so often, a group of art students gather in Grand Central, drawing pads in hand to do a perspective class. I used to fantasize about stopping for a moment, and giving help to them. After this humbling experience, maybe I should take tips from them.
After taking a bit of time off, having fun, and desparing about finding another paying job….I’m working on Scraggly Weed, again. This time, I decided to take it slow, and as I did in Pocket Paradise, do each butterfly and each flowing plume as if it were a mini-drawing in itself….so, I’ve just started, nothing to show yet.
So, just for fun, I thought I’d show some of my failures…that’s right, work that did not make it into my final portfolio. So, relax, have a laugh, and realize I’m not oversensitive about my work.
This was my first try for View From Long Island City
“Going Home” final version. For some reason, it just didn’t come together, although the small version sold.
May redo this one. To be fair, this is the first drawing I did after about a 10 year hiatus.
And I think the rest have already been posted. So, for you that I know are insecure about your artwork, just remember, we all have failures.