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My Other Passion

Discussion in 'Inspired Art' started by dannyboy602, May 2, 2015.

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    dannyboy602

    dannyboy602 Well-Known Member

    Big time, yes. I have mad love for anyone who teaches little kids.
     
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    dannyboy602

    dannyboy602 Well-Known Member

    Today I happened upon a new art gallery in Tubac AZ that wants to show my work. I gave them several of my best and am having them framed. I won't be able to eat for a month but in the end it will be worth it.

    Tubac is a seasonal tourist town like Jackson Hole WY or Cape May NJ. It's season is in winter rather than summer but thousands of tourists come and spend enormous amounts on mostly junk and some very fine local art including mine now, hopefully.

    Every once in a while the universe throws me a bone. Its been this way my entire life.
     
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    BarnBuster

    BarnBuster Virtually Unknown Member

    :)
     
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    a mongo frog

    a mongo frog Well-Known Member

    Thats great news, very exciting!!!!!! Do go out and hustle and seek places to show your paintings or do you just stumble upon and they find you sort of thing.
    I think my wife should try to show some of her paintings, but she says she's not good enough. but i think she is just scared a bit.
    Congrats on the art work showings, thats super dope!!!!!
     
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    dannyboy602

    dannyboy602 Well-Known Member

    Thx for the replies guys. I'm happy that even anyone takes an interest.
    I am bound at the moment to a dead end job and have no time to hustle. The luck of the irish and the networking I've done here will carry me further I hope.
    A local painting guild I belong to has gifted me a spot in a workshop taught by Andy Evanson. One of my idols I've been following for years. It seems the guild has a heart for struggling artists. That would be me.

    Your wife needs to become involved. She needs to put her work up against other and more talanted artists so she can become better. There will always be better artists than us. It's how we hone our skills.
    One show will lead to another and contacts made. It's a process. But it doesn't happen if you don't start with baby steps.
     
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    dannyboy602

    dannyboy602 Well-Known Member

    Did I mention I got a gallery to represent me? He frames my stuff too. Kinda pricey tho. These are two I did, one was a redo the other a plein air painting just today. Im fascinated by the adobe garden wall in front of the house I live in.
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    Dr.Amber Trichome

    Dr.Amber Trichome Well-Known Member

    Congratulations Danny Boy! Best of luck to you. I am drawn to the lighting filtering through the bench reflected in the water.
     
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    Dr.Amber Trichome

    Dr.Amber Trichome Well-Known Member

    Hi Danny! Have you ever seen the movie "the girl with pearl earring?"
    scarllott johansen is in it. It's about a Dutch painter. The Dutch painters , like, Vermeer were AMAzing at lighting. Take it ez man.
     
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    Amazon Blaze

    Amazon Blaze Member

    Hi Danny, you have a good eye for subject matter and your colors are bold for water color paintings, which makes them stand out from the norm, good luck with the art galleries dont under price your work. Create stories to go with the names for each of your artwork, the customers love that, women buy art the most so make the stories touching and emotional :roll:
     
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    dannyboy602

    dannyboy602 Well-Known Member

    Thx Amber. I loved that movie. Seen it a few times.
    Thx AB...problem with galleries is they need to make money on my work. So for me, the reason they like my stuff is no one knows me yet so I don't make a lot but that'll change. Well maybe someday. I read somewhere that an artist is a success if in the end he only breaks even. I'm happy with that.
     
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    Amazon Blaze

    Amazon Blaze Member

    Yes its a hard life for making money, and the galleries here want 50% of the sale price which just kills any incentive to use them.
     
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    Dr.Amber Trichome

    Dr.Amber Trichome Well-Known Member

    Have you had any success on Instagram?
     
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    Amazon Blaze

    Amazon Blaze Member

    Not sure who you are referring to but I have never used Instagram
     

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