Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
"I'm not really an artist because I need to transfer a design before I can paint"
"I'll never do much more than create accurate renderings of a subject. That's not art that is just copying"
"I don't possess any originality at all"
"I will never be a good enough artist to make a living painting"
All that being said, a lot of this probably comes from the fact that my back has been killing me all week and having been able to sleep for more than an hour or two at a time. I just feel so discouraged now. My main goal this year is to make at least a part-time income from my art. How the hell am I suppose to do that when I can't even come up with a personal style or original concept?
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I like this and I don't like it. I like it because it is funky and colorful but I don't like it because it isn't realism. I have always been drawn to create realistic paintings but I have to admit that sometimes realism doesn't have to visual impact for me that something like this would have.
I have been following an artist by the name of Carol Nelson. She is doing 100 portraits in 100 days. I really like the looks of her paintings. They are so vibrant and funky. I think that her technique adds life to what might be a boring painting if it were done realistically. Here is a link to her blog and one of my favorite paintings:
Carol Nelson Fine Art Blog I would like to continue creating vibrant and colorful paintings but I just don't know how I want to do that.