Thursday, June 26, 2014
Just so you all know. I am gearing up a campaign for getting comments on my blog and will be sending out a newsletter to everyone on my mailing list to comment on my blog entries so far and send out word about this blog to everyone they know.
I hope all my friends on facebook will do this too (hint-hint).
Whoever comments the most in the next 3 months will receive an original oil painting - painted in my own unique style...that I would even have a painting style at this point is questionable...but I digress.
Of all the paintings I paint in the next 3 months (and my goal is to paint one a week) who ever has made the most comments on my blog during this period of time will get to choose one of those paintings.
Here's an example. I painted it today. It is of a few of our chickens, Sally, Matilda, and Mickie. The chickens stand on our back porch several times a day and petition for bread. I convinced them to put down their little "Give Us Bread NOW" signs so I could photograph them and bribed them with bread to pose off and on during the day.
These paintings won't be masterpieces since, hey - I'm a professional sculptor...and I paint for fun. And these won't be large (no bigger than an ipad) but they will be original and you, most frequent blog commenter, will get to choose! How fun is that?
I will post photos of what I paint as I go forward with future posts.
And, yes, whatever you pick will be framed.
I am doing this to thank whoever comments the most often because comments are so important to the successful readership of a blog.
This also keeps my sculpting brain working well...cause, you see. When painting I am taking the 3d world (aided with photos sometimes) and recreating it in 2d (a creation that hopefully looks 3d in 2d) and when I sculpt, I sculpt primarily from photos...which is the reverse - so I take a 2d representation of a 3d object that I am recreating a 3d object from that. This maybe makes no sense unless you are an artist (and it maybe makes no sense if you are an artist)...but somehow it keeps me more creative...maybe it balances my brain :).
MMmmmm. Balanced brain....
Of course I'm doing this too to generate more and more interest in my sculpture and in me as an artist over time. There is that.
Artists can sit in their studio and create...but that doesn't do anything to share their work with the rest of the world. I want to share what I do with all of you. I want this blog to be one way of doing that.
Sorry about the evening writing of this today...I'll have more in the morning and a newsletter out tomorrow for my newsletter readership. If anyone reading this would like a newsletter, please go to my website and sign up or drop me a note in FB or in email and I'll put you on my mailing list.
Thanks for reading.