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My friend Kathleen McElwaine and I were talking this past weekend and she mentioned to me that she likes my blog because I am honest about my struggles and the real behind the scenes stuff about being an artist. (thanks for your encouragement!)
If I am brutally honest now, I have to tell you that I've been struggling a lot lately. I can't seem to stop thinking about WHAT to paint. And basing that on what might sell. That is the wrong way to think. I can't let a market dictate my creativity, but it has been because my sales have slowed so much. I don't know if I need new markets or if my work is bad.
I feel like I am in awkward phase too. I know I want to do more with my work but don't know how or what. For example, likening fine art to the music industry... there are some musicians/singers that just really stand apart from the rest, they do unusual things, have a sound unlike any other (Florence & the Machine, Delta Rae, Pink Floyd etc.). And then there are the countless pop performers - top 40 one-hit-wonders that are indistinguishable. I fear I am in the pop music realm.
But then I have to remember that I am mid-career and I hope I have much time to grow and at least have staying power. ;-)
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