I do not consider myself an artist...clever maybe...but never an artist! I have never had any formal lessons in art other than the accepted public education art classes. So with that said, please refrain from any criticism of my work as if I am trying to be something I am not...consider this your formal acknowledgment I am not an artist.
With that being said...I am an artist! You see art is what you make it and how it makes you feel...and this makes me feel good. Not because I consider it a masterpiece, but I consider it a cool start! I have found my niche at the moment for my own style of painting....although Jayda told me, "People would pay money for that if they had any!" She thought like 100 dollars...
I asked my son how much he thought I paid for this when I bought it. He said twenty five dollars. Then I told him I painted it. He liked that I created it.
My youngest son, who is 2, thought it was very "pritly." He knew it was an apple. For that alone, I consider it art!
I am taking an art class with Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson this Saturday. It is a paper paintings course...in which she will teach us how to artistically add paper to our paintings. Many times people become attached to their paintings and can not put paper over what they painted. I understand this! If it weren't for this next painting...I don't know if I could stand it...but I do not think it is going to be a fluke so I will paper piece it!
(Sorry it is a little blurry...)
It is going to be from this sketch...he is going to be surrounded by tall grass!
I was going to sketch him on the board I am painting but I do not think I want to go that route. I am also kind of at a stand still...I want his mustache and beard to kind of come out of the painting a tickle your cheek when you get close. I do not know how to do that...or the notion hasn't taken me yet. The painting is going to be called "Caught Looking". I like that name because...is the gnome looking at you or are you looking at him???? I love gnomes!