I had plans to take some winter photos I could use to cool off in the Florida summer heat but a cold north wind changed all that. Thin blood, Parkinson's and cold do not mix well.
The broke through the cloud cover for an hour or two yesterday but today is more typical of Michigan - shades of gray and in this case white. Ooooh boy Its snowing! I wonder if my years of driving in this stuff will come back.
I'm beginning to look over the summer art venues to determine which ones to attend. I'm on the waiting list for the Sarasota and St Pettersburg shows, which seldom open up for those on wait and see list. This year I'm going to redesign the art display walls so they are eaiser to put up and take down.
Received an acceptance email for the Asheville, NC art show, which takes place July 1-2 and since we're halfway to Michigan, I'm trying to apply to shows to make the trip cost effective.
I'll post the shows i'll be attending in case my followers are close to one of them.
I've been too busy working as a finish carpenter for a neighbor down the street and remodling our master bathroom, which is the last room we have to do; to blog.
On the 27th we're flying to Michigan to freeze our asses off since the temperature there is below freezing and today it is in the mid-eighties with lots of sunshine. Those with Parkinson's have problems ajusting to high or low temperatures. Warm temps we sweat more while cold causes shaking like hypothermma. However, we'll get a chance to visit with my brother and sister and our youngest daughter's family.
I have done some painting so see what I've accomplished on my website. I've been toying with the idea of specializing my art on one theme, bocee ball - sounds strange but playing on a sandy beach offers some ball configurations that present interesting compositions. To sell more paintings its been said that artist should create a recognizable style that the public can identify, much like Thomas Kinkade did. However, the variety found in nature is what inspires me and I believe that offering different painting compositions will appeal to a wider audience.
A painting that speaks to a viewer by tapping into a memory or affects them in a way that stimulates their desire to purchase the work.
Home or business interior decorators are not interested in forming a personal connection to a painting but instead their focus is on how it fits into the colors of a room. This is why they tend to select colorful impressionistic, abstract, or expressionistic art.