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djstar
05-19-2001, 07:58 PM
Really!
Pixelscapes will love him.
Made Fauves of us all.
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Last weekend of the open studio and may be my last long pose for a while.
From now on I get to really work on art.

One of the fellow sketchers (not one that I admire much but...) asked me why I didn't sell my stuff.
"You got me?!" was my answer.
I seems she has taken a year OFF from her job at a local decorator gallery.
She says they are always looking for new works.
I think my ear did a typo, but she said they look for 60...I think she really said 16.. works a year from an artist.
No harm trying. We did discuss the problems with framing etc. There may be hope!
dj*

ZOTMA
05-19-2001, 08:02 PM
Like the way you worked the green into the shades on his body. I really like his hair. Nice job.

Impulse
05-19-2001, 08:23 PM
What is there to say about your work DJ other than absolutely perfect in every way. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Whatever can find room in the human heart, as emotion, idea, and purpose, whatever it is able to frame into a deed ... can constitute the many-colored content of painting. Hegel.

JeanineJ
05-19-2001, 08:28 PM
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.... Wonderful rendering!!! No wonder gallery representation came up... 60 per year sounds about right! Go for it!!!

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Jeanine Jackson
Stamford, CT
www.peoplescapesct.com

djstar
05-19-2001, 08:47 PM
JEANINE! More than one a week?
I can do it, but I cannot believe they want THAT quantity. Seems they would be skipping quality!
I am really good at charcoal! :-)
dj*

[This message has been edited by djstar (edited May 19, 2001).]

cleo
05-20-2001, 12:08 AM
Originally posted by djstar:
art.

One of the fellow sketchers (not one that I admire much but...) asked me why I didn't sell my stuff.
"You got me?!" was my answer.
I seems she has taken a year OFF from her job at a local decorator gallery.
She says they are always looking for new works.
I think my ear did a typo, but she said they look for 60...I think she really said 16.. works a year from an artist.
No harm trying. We did discuss the problems with framing etc. There may be hope!
dj*


Unlike commissions, this can be very
satisfying>

I have a gallery that has been tap dancing
with me for more than two years. I know they
want my work and they know I want them to
have it.

Problem?

They are an ethnic shop and I am not black.
I do a lot of ethnic work because most of my
family is black, but when I show up at the
gallery, they want a black face.

point is, you controll your destiny or you
give it to someone else.

I think you got the guts to take the hits and
reap the good stuff!

Unless something happens, your work will
be in demand world wide within 10 years.

keep control. Its yours! For the sake of
those who should, would or could have...

Love it, use it, share it with those who
matter!

cleo

AmyH
05-20-2001, 01:30 AM
cool dj, on all accounts. um...er...is there ...er...um...any other green hair? hee hee

amy

domsanto
05-20-2001, 01:34 AM
Rofl, Amy, always the inquisitive one.

As always, dj, your blending of colors creates a lovely fleshtone.

[This message has been edited by domsanto (edited May 20, 2001).]

wendee
05-20-2001, 06:13 AM
DJ i really look for your post as iam a fan of your work...i love this one and yes why not sell them they are great http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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jerryW
05-20-2001, 09:42 AM
I am getting stuck on his right arm -tricepts could be covered a bit with sheets - and the right cheek - which may be too strongly separated from the right arm with dark marks.otherwise it has a nice oceanic feel (even with seaweed).

domsanto
05-20-2001, 10:28 PM
Dj, go for it! 60 paintings a year may seem like a daunting task, but with a usual routine and a good system in place it can be acomplished. I have developed a system that has allowed me to finish at least one painting a week, and I'm not even devoting as much time as I would like. I'm sure you can do it and succeed beyond your wildest imagination.

deevaa
05-20-2001, 11:45 PM
I'm with Amy...... well? and is he really this goodlooking or did you to more than just a fabulous job? and do you think he is single? (damn, I keep forgetting I'm not!)


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djstar
05-21-2001, 01:13 AM
Ok, girls, ROOTS!! ROOTS!! two inches at the hairline and the ususal shade below. BUT I can tell you he was NOT jewish!

Dom, the 60 is not a problem, I tend to crank 3-5 out now, but ... the quality.
I doubt it would be anything like good with that sort of pressure.
Well, if it were priced NICE, but not hot, and I could give up my day job...
sounds less like a gallery than a part time job.

I have two weeks off to think about it and I get a crown started, so I should be doing stuff under the influence tomorrow!!
novicane is interesting stuff...MAYBE GAS!?!?
dj*

AmyH
05-21-2001, 01:19 AM
rofl!

amy

dornberg
05-22-2001, 04:20 PM
good patterning of dark shadows and hihlighted areas

pixelscapes
05-22-2001, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by djstar:
Really!
Pixelscapes will love him.
Made Fauves of us all.

Oh yeah. Definitely. I just got back from a trip, to spot this fella. I Approve. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

And of course it's an excellent drawing. Agree with the others, about how you worked the green in throughout, it really works!

-=- Jen "Soylent Green is made from this guy!!!" de la Cruz

Suz
05-22-2001, 05:48 PM
Congrats dj, go for it. I am sure they will take 52 if you don't have sixty, and that's only one a week. One step at a time, you'll grow into it.

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Suz.

JeanineJ
05-23-2001, 12:22 AM
<<I could give up my day job...>>

This is a worthy goal!

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Jeanine Jackson
Stamford, CT
www.peoplescapesct.com

cleo
05-26-2001, 08:21 PM
Originally posted by domsanto:
[B]Dj, go for it! 60 paintings a year may seem like a daunting task, but with a usual routine and a good system in place it can be acomplished. /B]

Well, 60 a month may be a streach, but, 600 a year is not only doable but probable of
one who is a working artist.

We have seen an output here that is very
strong, and one can only imagine how much
more you do that is not share with us.

I have turned out as many as 13 woodcarvings
and 13 oils in one month, of which more
than half sold. Not for big bucks by the
way.

Output does not suggest talent, one way or
the other. Do what you do and don't worry
about the rest!

cleo

djstar
05-27-2001, 01:25 AM
It has been a really stressed week for a number of reasons but I went by and looked at the gallery.
Not a single pastel or watercolor. In otherwords all canvases and no glass. I think it is uch easier for them to nab canvases and knock out unsold works to re-cycle than mat and frame paper media.
I spend a very long time pondering the styles and quality of the work. I don't see anything like me...not that I have yet figured out what I am like...
I am going to set myself a schedule by June and see what I can produce on deadline before I even walk in with photos.
I am approaching my slowest business time and if I don't do something this summer, I may as well just keep dabbling and get a storage unit.
Thanks all for your encouragement and input.
To think all this energy was triggered by a young man with green hair, for godsake!
dj*