Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sunny and Share

11" x 14"
Oil on Canvas

I'm working pretty fast for my art show and this is the latest. This is Sunny, the latest of my koi paintings. It's a sweet painting, and the colors are fun. I've been painting koi for some time now, and most of the images are larger. Much larger. I'm going to do quite a few smaller ones because I think these beautiful creatures tend to be more intimate and the smaller images show that much better.

 You're about to see a flood of paintings. I'm getting ready for the big art show reception on August 17th at Mercury Studios in Durham, NC. The show itself will run through all of August, so if you can't make the reception you should get out there to see the work. You'll just miss my pretty face.

On the topic of art, here is something that I think everyone can use, whether you're a writer, painter, songwriter, chef, bonsai groomer or you do henna tattoos for cats. I saw this on the interweb and felt it needed to be spread!

I LOVE this! I know a lot of people struggle with the artist gap. I did. There's also a money gap that they don't talk about, but it's there. It will all come soon! You just have to keep producing and putting yourself out there and one day you'll be at the top of your game and you'll be doing exactly what you want to be doing. You want to tap dance on Broadway? Go for it. Make lampshades out of dead insects? Knock yourself out. Bring dance to a town that has outlawed dancing? Be careful with that one, but do it!

I'll see you on the other side of the gap!

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