An Artist's View

Updated: Feb 27, 2019

As an artist I see things in a different way. Everything I see, especially in nature is a potential painting. So many turn out to be rejects then you find something you're excited about and it doesn't turn out like you thought it would. I have room of rejects, either I was experimenting or I couldn't capture the scene.

I think sometimes people don't understand what is takes to produce a painting and that's ok. But if some understood the process they would look at art in different way. It doesn't matter the skill level it's all the same. Passion comes first, mine is nature and detail. I think one of the best nature painter's is Renato Muccillo (look him up and you'll see what I mean). First comes the supplies and there are so many. Paints, brushes, easel, mediums, canvases and storage for the supplies. I personally am a brush aholic. I have more brushes than the art store. There is nothing like a fresh canvas and starting a painting. Many artists do studies of what they are going to paint but I'm too impatient. I block off sections and then began painting. Then comes the hours and hours of working on the painting. I paint everyday. Its sometimes hard to seperate my artist life and my personal life.

To sell art you advertise on social media and apply to juried shows. Juried means a panel looks a your art and decides whether your art is good enough for the show. Sometimes your in and sometimes your not. If you're accepted you pay a booth fee. I travel to long distance shows a lot. Once you set up your tent and art and you hope people will like your paintings. Sometimes you do well and other times you don't. It's always a gamble but the thrill of when someone relates to your painting and wants it in their home is tremendous.

I love what I do and have been fortunate to have a degree of success. My business as an artist is growing and I'm very grateful.

I always welcome questions, thoughts and feedback.

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