Suitable for covering your floor with…
People often ask me how long it takes to do a painting.
I’ll tell them: “Twenty years”.
Mabye a few hours to actually do the painting. That’s the EASY part.
The tricky part is the 2-3 decades of practice…practice….PRACTICE! that it takes to get to that point.
I didn’t realize how much practice, till I put all my paintings on the floor.
These are only from circa ~2000 to the present.
Now, mind you, these are only the “Good” ones I’m willing to show people.
This doesn’t count the many MANY rejects I’ve done.
Or the countless studies from art class (I still have a whole other box of this shit at my Mom’s house).
Or the 25 or so that I’ve given away as gifts to close friends or family members. .
Or the 40-50 (approx) that that I’ve sold here and there.
Or the others hanging on my walls or at my parent’s house.
And that’s just for watercolors. This doesn’t include pencil sketches, cartoons, charcoal, drawing excercises, etc…
And I don’t even do this for a living. This is just a hobby.
Imagine what a FULL-TIME artist does…?
Anyway, this blog post has taught me a two things
1) Geez, I’ve invested a LOT of time and money into my painting.
2) I definitely need to GET OUT more! 😉