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on: November 08, 2012, 07:31:24 AM
I see alot of so called famous painters from the past and admire their work so much. Alot are almost primitive painters, but still they are good.
Then, I see a commercial on T.V. about some guy who likes his Viagra, or whatever ;D and shows the wall behind him with all his paintings and talks about how his life is so great. Of course, the commerical isn't a thing about painting......but you look at all of them and you tell yourself, "why is it that their are painters out there who have recognition and are put in museums, and then you have THIS!    Like it's just a little hobby of mine when i have nothing to do...no big deal.
No wonder it's hard to keep faith in art.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 08:29:39 AM
Crazy isn't it.  :confused:
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Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 09:02:37 AM
I hope I explained my point. It's that the commercial paintings look GREAT.   And yet, it's it's like no seriousness whatsoever about them. Pushed to the back of your mind like they are nothing but a backdrop for some prescription pill. I sure hope my work isn't taken that lightly.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 04:52:52 PM
Agreed.  It would be frustrating and insulting as an artist to be commissioned for a painting "to just cover a spot on the wall" or treating art as backdrop elevator music.  I have nothing against elevator music by the way.  :whistle:
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Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 05:13:47 PM
 ;D
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Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 04:13:01 AM
Kelley, you don't think it was that same guy on T.V.'s paintings?
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Reply #6 on: November 10, 2012, 11:28:31 AM
Well, if it was then he was doing himself a dis-service...or getting a huge commission from the advertising company.  Either way, it wasn't good for the art industry in my opinion.   Or on second thought, it may have peaked someone's attention and curiosity to consider art.
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Reply #7 on: November 10, 2012, 11:35:20 AM
Right, either way...money will do the trick.
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Reply #8 on: November 10, 2012, 11:52:00 AM
But wouldn't the artist have been paid for those paintings? Are you wanting to deny a poor starving artist a living just because their work is being used as a marketing gimmick :confused: :confused: :confused: >:D >:D >:D

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Reply #9 on: November 10, 2012, 12:37:32 PM
2 birds with one stone...selling, and the use of them on T.V.
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Reply #10 on: November 10, 2012, 01:38:04 PM
A sell is a sell, eh?  O0
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