Thursday, January 17, 2008

I’ve done it! I did it! I’ve painted! I’ve painted an actual painting that wasn’t in my journal but on what is to me, expensive Montval Acrylic 185lb cold press paper! Ain’t it purdy! I know I have a LONG way to go and a GREAT deal to learn but it’s a start! I’m jumping in and taking risks. It felt good. Of course it all went wrong, especially with her skin but I learned a lot about what not to do! :D next time I should do much better, I hope :) I am hoping that one of my mentors will do a vid on how to shade because I really got hung up on that when it came to her face. I’m glad it’s over, it’s done!

Now I’m playing with the idea of putting it up for sale just to see what happens. Now stop laughing so bloody hard! I have to start somewhere. I thought it would be a good way to learn the process of selling before it becomes serious. I even called around to see how I could make prints of my paintings and find someone who could scan them. I settled on kinko’s. if I can buy myself a flash drive I can get the download for free and only pay the 99 cents to scan it instead of the $9.99 – 5.99 to burn it to cd. I caught hold of a printer, a man that runs a printing press. Well he was full of great advice that I plan to take. So when I called kinko’s back I knew better what I wanted and what I needed to ask. I feel better knowing my choices and how to take them :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Passions Wane

I’ve slowed down now that I have my girls face the way I want. I need to get the body right though. I was burning up with passion for art now I’ve slowed down. I guess one can only handle so much. I think I’ve just gotten bored with drawing and need to be challenged further. I need to go ahead and take that expensive artist paper and make a painting even if it sucks. I’ve stopped following my passion because I’m afraid of messing up. that’s it, that’s the problem. :)

for more pics of my 'studio' go to my flickr!