Creating is such a wonderful adventure. I often surprise myself and I think that’s one of the most compelling things about it. This one started with the yellow lines and led me to the dawning of civilization. I could feel the warmth of the sun baking my primitive body.
For portrait practice and for promotion, I offered to do pop art drawings for Facebook friends from photographs they sent. I got over 30 requests within 24 hours and then I cut it off. Many really loved the drawing of them and some gushed about it, others were more “meh”.
It was a good exercise for my portrait drawings and it also increased my understanding of my audience.
On this New Year’s Day I am posting an emotional self-portrait. That is a representation of a complex set of feelings rather than something that looks like me. It’s still representational don’t you think?
“Turn” represents my conviction to turn my career in a direction where I am making a great living for myself and my family in the new year and beyond. My purpose is to create art and not to make money. That said, there should be a bridge between doing what I love and monetary independence. That’s the turn I’m making in 2022.
I am really drawn to the elegant simplicity of this one (pun intended))). Oddly it has so far been less popular than others on social media. Interesting paradox – keeping my own counsel regarding my art but mindful of the need to spark interest in others to produce income.