Monday, April 16, 2012

Things you learn in the biz world/acting like a painter

I learned a very valuable skill about running a business as an artist this month: never mark a piece as "sold" without a down-payment or a vile of blood. I have a tendency to assume the best of people, customers especially (I assume we are kindred spirits because you like my work; therefore I think that you are awesome; you rock my world, you really do!), and I've had the pleasure of working with so many amazing buyers so far.

This piece is currently back up for sale and on the market; it's boxed up and waiting to be shipped, and READY TO ROCK in your home.

"Untitled tree"; acrylic on stretched canvas; 20" x 16"

Let me know if you dig.

In other news, I had the wonderful new experience of live painting for a video camera yesterday. My boyfriend, John Statz (yes, I am dating a musician, and he lets his hair grow long) was filming a music video for his song "Distance", and myself and my work are going to be one of the main features in this sweet vid. This is not my first time being a muse; John sings me sweet songs he has written about me almost daily. I am probably the only girl that has ever yelled at him to shut up and stop singing about me so that I can concentrate on "The Biggest Loser". Poor John. I just really like that show; it makes me cry and then I get angry at myself for being such a pathetic baby and crying at The Biggest Loser. What a good sport he is.

This is my big break.

It was a big budget film; our friend Matt, who really knows his way around a Mac product, filmed me frantically painting a landscape piece from start to finish. The subject was the drive down I-70 through the mountains. I then walked into our kitchen and made a pot of coffee, also part of the video. The making of the coffee was the hardest part; I struggled with the filter for some time like an incompetant nincompoop who doesn't know how to make coffee. That can of Yuban really got the best of me. You'll see it in the video, or hopefully it will be edited out.

I don't want to toot my own horn, but I think the painting turned out pretty sweet.

This is a horrible picture, but I was pressed for time this morning.

I was also rewarded with a 6-pack of Strongbow Cider and white pizza with tomatoes from Sexy Pizza (my favorite!); all-in-all, a great little Sunday afternoon.

By the way, it's been brought to my attention by Blogger stats that almost 250 people have read my blog in three days. I had no idea people would be so interested in my life, my work, and the fact that my good friend nearly soiled herself at Casa Bonita. You guys are great!

1 comment:

  1. I mean, since I'm the good friend who almost soiled herself, that basically means I'm famous.