Monday, March 28, 2011

Lately...

Lately I have been so over the internet. However it some what serves a purpose for my business as an artist as I have sold my art to people who ordinarily would not have had the opportunity to see my art. However as my following on my FB page, FB personal page, Twitter, YouTube, and blogger grows my sales do not. I tend to sell the vast majority of my art in person. Some while folks watched the process unfold while I've painted live and a lot at vendor like venues and last but not least in a formal setting like my gallery art showing. 
I also realize how much time can be waisted online if not mindful of the passing time. Most days I have several pages open while blogging which then allows for distractions in a blog post that should have only taken me 30 minutes at best to complete. Then there is the Tweetdeck and the Ning site chat rooms. Don't get me wrong I love my computer all my new online friends in faraway towns, cities, and countries live in there.
I get good tidbits from blogs and I find inspiration. I even have found artist I love and have purchased or traded amazing works of art with them. But I am inclined to believe that to much of anything is never a good thing.
After completing my largest detailed painting ever "Alexis Bee" I has taken me so long to get back into my flow and start another piece. I think along with other mental/physical distractions surfing the internet hasn't helped.
Although I did finally get three of them started I am having the hardest time keeping a steady pace going. I stop and long for the outside or the sun light from upstairs.
Ranting to be cont'd after progress pics...
 
one piece on 24x48 wood panel inspired by Gustav Klimt

8x10 on 3/4 inch canvas.
I have already changed the direction her arm that is holding the perfume bottle. 
This piece was actually done absolutely freehand. I literally started painting onto a blank canvas.

  
Another Klimt inspired piece and its on a 24x30 collaged 3/4 inch collaged canvas.
Not sure if I'm going in the exact direction of the drawing.

Now back to my ranting...
 I miss being out and about with people. I can't necessarily say I miss painting live. But I am open to doing new live venues in the near future but they have to be in front of an audience that will not only like my work but appreciate it enough to pay good money for it. After all I want to be able to equally earn my income with art the same as I do doing hair.
Okay I'm just going to stop for the time being because I don't want to sound like I'm complaining or a Debbie downer, negative Nancy, or Pouty Patty.

3 comments:

~Barb~ said...

Ant, I hear you on being over the internet...I still adore my blog and the friends I've made there and trhough Twitter but I can't get any art done if I'm on the net all the time. I've got to learn to only do the internet in small bits or it kills my creativity!

I am loving that first piece you're working on (inspired by Klimt, my favorite!) Can't wait to see it completed...I do hope you'll share!

And yes, sisters are the best...blue pee and all. LOL

Peace & Love,
~Barb~

Juanette said...

wow, you are so talented!!!!!

The Rich Ant said...

Thanks guys!

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