Wednesday, 14 February 2007

Happy Valentines day

Roughed in the brush, soap and flannel tonight having FINALLY settled on the colours I wanted... Next I need to do a bit of balancing on the flesh tones and add a bit more detail around the fingers etc. All in all, it seems to be coming along reasonably well so far :)

I've been thinking I should try and find a more commercial angle in some of the pictures I paint, perhaps I could explore a few more still life subjects (similar to the "pears" picture on my website) or include more appealing figures...i.e, use pretty girls, rather than me when I need a model...

"I" like the idea of the drummer picture, but I wonder how commercial it would be...or how commercial this current painting is...

I don't want to start producing boring, middle of the road work that sells a bit. But if I could find some extra ingredients that...

...what gibberish am I writing...I just want to sell more work...clearly I've written enough for tonight :)

3 comments:

Miss T said...

Painting on Valentine's Day! How lacking in romance 8-).

I guess your issue is one that has always bedeviled the artist. in this day and age finding a rich patron isn't really an option. From spending time in some galleries in Woodstock on Tuesday I have confirmed my opinion that most people want to have crap on their walls and if it matches their paintwork all the better.

Sorry - I realise this hasn't helped.

Graham said...

What you say is true, MOST pictures in galleries are wallpaper…Perhaps what I really should focus on, is not trying to fit into those galleries. But instead, get together enough pieces of work, in a similar vein to the Jack one and then try and get those into one of the much rarer specialist galleries…

Not much of a commercial plan, but perhaps artistically the better option…

As for painting on valentines day…well there’s only so much of my company any woman can put up with…which is why she locks me away in the garret…;)

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