Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Danger! Danger! Run Away!


I threw out the roses. And I'm reading a book that makes me think of art as merchandise--a product to be promoted and marketed. Dirty words to me for years. Business words. Policies and paper work,supplier hunts and sales mishaps--the stuff of W-O-R-K. The stuff of a thing called a J-O-B. So I ran away from those thoughts and retrieved the roses and painted them again this morning to warm-up. I think I like this rendition the best. Back to the portrait this afternoon. Got a good charcoal drawing yesterday, much better than the first. I'm starting to get a feeling for the subject.

8 comments:

  1. Very good Linda, think this is my fav.

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  2. This series of florals is fun to watch!

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  3. Thanks Ann. I think so too. I am a pushover for wet into wet. With this one, I did the draw in with a paper towel on a very wet wash. Made me think about designing a subtraction tool.

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  4. Fun for you Casey and me as I experiment with this medium so many artists love and I avoided for year.

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  5. Hi Linda.
    Yes my friend this is a much better version. Well done for the painting and for persevering. All the best Linda.
    Vic.

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  6. Victor I think perseverance is synonymous with talent. That's why daily painting is so very important. That's why daily piano practice and sports practice and whatever-you-wish-to-do well practice is so key to the quality of performance. Whoever said "the road to success is lined with failures" knew what she was talking about. --maybe it was Thomas Edison without whom we'd all be painting in the dark.

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  7. For some reason my comment didn't post. Anyway, I was wondering what book you're reading...

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  8. How to Market and Sell Your ART, MUSIC, PHOTOGRAPHS, and Handmade Crafts ONLINE by Lee Rowley, Agnes. Amazon gave it four and a half stars. And actually, aside from getting too hung up with the graphic capabilities of my computer not being a geek, the book does help outline a logical business plan.

    After making my living for so many years in Design/build and keeping my art as a "hobby." (I really hate that word; art means so much more to me). The idea of changing an activity I love into a J-O-B horrifies me--BUT given the state of the union and in particular the housing market--the fact is I want an entrepreneurial J-O-B that could bring in some cash flow.

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