Monday, June 27, 2016

Good bye......

There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem Apparell'd in celestial light, The glory and the freshness of a dream. It is not now as it hath been of yore;— Turn wheresoe'er I may, By night or day, The things which I have seen I now can see no more. 

 —But there's a tree, of many, one, A single field which I have look'd upon, Both of them speak of something that is gone: The pansy at my feet Doth the same tale repeat: Whither is fled the visionary gleam? Where is it now, the glory and the dream?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Vacation Thoughts

So I have a week before my summer vacation. In the past I mostly did this to go to Dexcon, a gaming convention in New Jersey. Now that I have temporally retired that part of my life I just have the free time to work on myself and my artwork. I just want to make sure I have an action plan moving forward so I don’t waste this time and get frustrated with myself like I’ve done in the past. I really need to sit down and figure out what I want to do. I was planning on going to The Philadelphia Museum of Art but because of finances that’s not going to happen. Whatever happen to the “donate what you can” for admissions to Museums? I had a great email with an artist by the name of Erica Rmusik. His site is a great place to get inspiration if you are an artist that is being a little overwhelmed by Oil painting and the techniques at hand.

Check it out.

ericarmusik.com/representational-artists-blog/

My future works will include the completion of The Gorgon, and the start of a new “Gothic” piece I’ve been thinking about. Pictures to be posted soon… - Cheers

Sunday, June 19, 2016

WIP - More work done on the Gorgon

More work done on the face and hair, background, the dead, and now Snakes.

The Face, sorry about the bad photos

The Dead more work done

Friday, June 17, 2016

Ugh, Art Frustration....

So now I don’t know what to think about my artwork/paintings, and my style and lack of training. I’ve been watching people online and getting upset with the fact that I just don’t produce the quality of work that I should be doing at my age. Just recently I ran into this guy’s website and Facebook posts and now I’m bummed.

http://www.ericarmusik.com/representational-artists-blog/

His blog is on the money when he discusses how much work he puts into his pieces and the guy seems to sweat paint, but it just makes me feel like a lazy shit. Should I be painting during ALL of my free time? Is this the only way I can get to the place I need to be?

I know I have squandered the last 25 years wasted my time playing video games and drinking, when I should have been studying and working on my art. But now I want to be good, I want to show my artwork at shows, but I get so frustrated with my skill set.

 Ugh, just need to push on…

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