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Thursday, June 11, 2015
Recently, I spent the day at a local arts festival. People looked through my work and said "got any roosters?" No, didn't have a one...so I set out to rectify the situation. My latest work is a large (for me) 11 X 14 canvas panel entitled "The Boss". :-)
Perfect for a country kitchen or dining area. You can check out the Daily Paintworks auction for this original, one of a kind piece:
Now artists can list items for sale on special item pages and announce events on certain event pages. Where can you find it? See below:
In the band directly under my name you will see Gallery of Art plus two new links "Nesting Dolls and Nesting Dolls 2". Click on those and you will see two sets of "Decidely Different Nesting Dolls" both are new and hand made and one of a kind. Take a peek....suggestions welcome, and if you do buy, Daily Paintworks will handle the transaction just as they do with paintings.
I firmly believe that an artist can paint almost anything and continually challenge myself to do just that. This one is called Watchful Toys. It seems when stuffed toys that you simply took off the floor and put on a couch or chair seem to be watching whatever is going on.
Many people have asked me why my paintings are so reasonable. They are sure I put more work into them then I am charging for. Well, when I do a special painting like Night and Day or Toward the Light, yes, I charge what I feel they're worth. Most of my paintings now are small. I can paint them fast and I can enjoy painting them. I want them to sell and I want them to sell fast so I can paint some more. Truth is by the time I pass on (I'm 74 years old) I want thousands of my paintings out there for people to enjoy I have already sold over 3,000 on Ebay from 1998 to present. Perhaps, for a second they will remember me. I have had people contact me to ask if I painted this or that...one from the 1970's was left a painting by a relative. Yes, it was mine and I remembered it well and even remembered the person who bought it from me at an art show in New Jersey.
My goal is not to be famous...that happens about as often as a singer or performer becomes world famous...which is not often at all. Out of the thousands upon thousands of artists in the world, only a few become famous and command high prices. Long ago, I gave up that dream and instead simply enjoy my painting and my paintings. If, sometime after I'm gone these paintings happen to become famous well, then that's a treat for the buyer. Like most elderly people, I'm happy with what I have.
I hope you enjoy my paintings and will visit my gallery on Daily Paintworks.
Tatting is not the making of tattoos as some folks have asked me. It is a very very old craft of making lace with a shuttle. This painting shows a bit of lace, a red shuttle with thread and my favorite embroidery scissors. If you have always wanted to know about tatting, go to my website: Tatting Just for You where you will find free instructions. A good little video showing the making of the illusive double stitch and many free patterns. If you want more, my tatting books full of original easy patterns are available for sale.
I haven't been out and in the crowds yet so I'm not exactly feeling the spirit yet. I tell everyone when I get off the couch, go out to the garage and get the wreaths for the front door and the back gate then the season will have begun in this house :-)
I hope the stores are doing well because big sales at holiday time helps our economy...no matter how we feel about the season this is a good thing.
My latest happens to be a holiday scene. Hope it warms your heart and makes you smile: