Saturday, December 22, 2012

Hello. It really has been a while and I feel the blog layout has totally changed so I must get used to it. I am so tired of fb and all the shit and the way it makes me feel. So goodbye. 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

First post in a while

Hello. Sadly this is my first post in a while and it is at the end of Summer. Well shall we say Labor Day Weekend which is the end of summer season where I live. This means that getting around town will be a little less annoying among other things. 

I have been painting quite a bit and have had some down time this summer. I am obsessing on sales of my paintings which is not at all consistent. There has to be a better way. I'm not giving up just need to re-evaluate, use my time better and keep putting the shit out there. 

I've finally begun the group of work on paper that has been a long time coming. It will be ongoing it is a great way to move head with ideas on a small scale. 

This painting has been a big source of inspiration for me lately. 

Hello, I don't like this new blog layout. It is totally fucking annoying.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My first post in June - almost missed it.

Hello. The days slip by and one way to avoid this is to have a plan to check in regularly. I am working on schedules and plans but they can easily be forgotten in the race of day to day living. right now I am in the middle of my planning part of the morning but needed to check in. I am trying to follow the approach of successful people because my approach has not been working. See you soon.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Weekend - Time to relax???

Hello. In my life there never seems to be time to relax. I have to force myself to chill out and do nothing. I think that is common with artists - feeling like they always need to be working. If I'm not working I feel like I'm missing out on making the next great painting. With that said today I am better at staying in the moment and enjoying where I am in life. But I do always feel like I should be in the studio. Well of course you say an artist should be in the studio.   Thank you very much!

So moving along. These two new paintings are from a panel divided into nine 24"x26" paintings. They are two of the more obvious landscape pieces. The others are varied and some crazy allowing impulse to take over at the risk of failure. Without risk I will end up making pretty landscape paintings which is no longer my goal. Ask me what my goal is and I will say to make an interesting painting that is not bogged down in my preconceived notion of what a painting should be. After all what should a painting be?????

Back to the "time in the studio" issue. To be a well rounded human being one has to spend time with other human beings working on relationships.....and living. So it's making the two work. Other careers are different in that "normal" people understand that there is a time for work and a time for play and spending time with others. I don't mean to generalize and assume that other artists are as narrow as myself (I would like to think of myself as focused) it is increasingly difficult to justify things that take me from art-making. With that said let me clarify that I do wish to be part of the human race and have wonderful relationships with my love and friends. But.....

Monday, May 21, 2012

Dreary Monday on Long Island

Hello. That's what it is alright. So I'm in the store after a night in the studio. It was good although the same feelings come up all the time I'm back and forth it's great it's shit. Well what is it? Maybe a little of both. 

There is a holiday weekend approaching. These weekends always leave me wanting more. More time in the studio that is. But this year I'm doing things differently I'm going to enjoy being social. I have to work out the time issue though because all play and no work makes Mark kind of crazy angry and that is what I'm trying to avoid. Feeling like a spinning top.

I'm at home now in the studio and  thinking about something that has me a little bugged. In the business world when someone comes after you interested in what you have and then lets the ball drop and is out of the picture - how is that handled? I guess you let it go or pursue but then run the risk of being told to %^&#$ off. ?

Well in the Art world which I am not by the way - just a humble artist trying desperately to sell a painting I don't think things are that different. Except the feelings. Someone responded to me and has since let the ball drop. I've sent an email and have seen no response. It's all I can do I guess. This has happened before and maybe it is the way it goes. It does not make it any easier.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Did you hear the one about the two ducks in the pool?

Hello. Well this is no joke. A "couple" of Mallards. I think the male was here solo last summer as there was a male who came while five of us were out in the sun it swam in the pool. He then hung out for a half hour sitting in the grass while some were in the pool all less then twenty feet away. They do all look alike but it seems pretty coincidental. They were here two weeks ago as well. It's all very nice except they shit pretty big on the side of the pool and it makes me wonder what they do in the pool. I think they love it because the chemicals which are used in the pool have no chlorine odor but they are chemicals none-the-less. They seem to drink the water as well. I hope they know something that we do not.