I have a request from 2 small tourist art galleries for ACEO hummingbirds. So I'm painting them. They would like to have a selection of 8 to 10 different. So I'm painting 4 selections of 8 to 10 different. They would like to have them by Friday. I'm working furiously to have them by Friday. They want them inexpensive. I'm charging them 15 bucks apiece.
Although I have requests for only two sets, I figured I may as well do a couple more sets, just in case these may be popular. It is easier to do several of the same kind, because you have your appropriate paints out and you can intermingle techniques and come up with a "best, efficient" method. Only it's kinda boring, and you need to take care not to jeopardize quality. So this is an "assembly line" or mass production thing. I'm not sure it classifies as art, but it helps pay the bills while I'm working on masterpieces. Whadayathink?
And speaking of masterpieces...if you want to see one you'll have to go to some other art blog. No masterpieces here. At least not today. What you will find here is my two attempts at the Windows to the Words challenge for June. If you click HERE you can see some remarkable artwork by other artists. But here I have just presented my two, along with some cornball commentary.
This is supposed to be a portrait of Willie Nelson. A great guy and wonderful singer who lives just down the road from me at Spicewood. However, it really looks like a real bozo and lousy singer from Blanco.... Elwood Lieberman O'Reilly. Sorry, Willie.
Now here's my attempt at Mother Teresa. The colors are rather nice. But...I'm one of the few artists alive today that can do a portrait of Mother Teresa and have it come out looking like a preview for an upcoming Dustin Hoffman movie. However, if she were alive, I have a hunch she would forgive me for my shortcomings.
I have to say that I have a bit of "getting used to" this old Texas weather. Where I was in Costa Rica, it seldom reached 90 degrees. Here, for the last ten days, it's been in the mid 1oos..and no rain. Hmmmmm.
Come back on Saturday or Sunday for a 'Mini-Party Blog". Have a great Fourth of July.
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