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It’s that time of year again…..Happy New Year!

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.dancing

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"Ferris Wheel"

 

So goodbye to the failures of 2014, and welcome to the triumphs of 2015.  And probably a few flops in 2015, too.

For what it’s worth…here’s Grand Central Sunday Morning

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.

 

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Audrey II is growing again….

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.

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This was my first try for View From Long Island City

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“Going Home” final version. For some reason, it just didn’t come together, although the small version sold.

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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.