Thursday, February 4, 2010

Stuff ...

Don West is back at his blog at Idle Minutes. Unfortunately, his blog was hacked and he's had to start over so you won't see his past work but his future work is well worth visiting for! The painting above is NOT MY WORK. It's a beautiful postcard / painting that Don sent to me in June of last year after I won it at his blog. It's watercolour applied very thickly and it's of McClure Pass in Colorado. (There's a bit of a smudge above the mountain peak from the post mark but other than that, it came through the mail pretty good!)

I went to the Focus Art meeting last night where there was a great presentation by Gerald Swift, Co-Ordinator for Artwork at The Abbey for the Arts. Gerald walked us through a list of introspective questions about our artistic goals. He also gave us some invaluable insight into gallery workings and sales. Each of us there not only learned about selling our work but also about ourselves as artists.

I've always been (so far) one of those artists who does not want to sell their artwork. I have a full time job already and I just want to create art because I have this need to create. I know that I don't want to sell it because I cannot sell my own work and I learned last night that this is very common among artists. Maybe one day I will. But for now, I'm concentrating on creating only. There sure seems to be a lot of hassles in the selling process, though.

I'm hoping that once the warmer weather gets here, I'll be able to get out to the Abbey to maybe just sit and paint (if they allow that). It's a beautiful place.

7 comments:

Delilah said...

Very nice artwork and excellent blog. I have given you the sunshine award. It may be picked up at my blog http://paintingoftheday.blogspot.com

Ann Buckner said...

Happy Birthday Deb!

Sesenarts said...

Isn't it funny how we never think our own work is 'good enough' to sell. I think we can be our own worst enemies! Sometimes I place my paintings in exhibitions for 'fun', and if they sell I am truly surprised.ha

Deb Léger said...

Hi Delilah, thanks very much for the award! You definitely have given me some sunshine today.

Deb Léger said...

Hi Ann,

thanks for the b-day wishes, Pal.

Deb Léger said...

Hi Julie, that's so true. And yes, I think I'm definitely my own worst enemy. lol. Like right now, I need to fight with myself to paint. I really do need to paint, too, for some inner piece. Maybe I should invest in some boxing gloves.

RHCarpenter said...

Sending you the Sunshine Award, Deb - figured you could use it up there in the frozen north! Now...smile and enjoy because someone is thinking about you today and missing your posts!