Saturday, May 8, 2010

Paintings take a long time to finish...

I didn't realize how long I've been working on this piece until I saw the date on the last post. Yikes. At least I'm closer to done now:
This picture was taken 2 weeks ago, and although I have worked on it since then, it doesn't look that much different. The finished product will not have any more additions or subtractions, I've made all the decisions I need to make, now it's just perfection time.

The discussion of pricing art is always an awkward one. Do you want to price it what you think its worth? Based on how many hours it took to complete? How contemporary paintings are priced? Well if I wanted to make a certain dollar amount per would have to be in the hundreds of thousands...which would be pretty ridiculous (albeit wonderful) to realistically sell at. Maybe once I'm dead and gone? In all seriousness, I don't do it for the money (honestly) so the hundred or so hours I put into a painting is all about educating myself and perfecting something I love to do and want to see.

This piece is the first in the series that will *hopefully* get me into graduate school. 1 (almost) done, 19 to go :)