|Three Goldfish 2013 j. c. phillipps|
I'm cranking out the paintings, people. I'm trying to get a nice, rounded inventory for Open Studio this year. Some fancy, some fun.
For the fancy, fine art collection, I have THREE GOLDFISH. This is a medium sized watercolor so it will suit the needs of someone who wants to buy a nice painting, but not a gallery-priced nice painting.
Then, on the fun side of things, I have FLIGHT.
|Flight 2013 j. c. phillipps|
But this time inspiration won out and I painted a fun folksy piece with wackadoodle birds. I'm kinda in love with the plaid bird in the center.
The theme for the group show this year is MOTION. I had originally thought I'd do a fun piece with the Mona Lisa and other famous art subjects in a bike race - something humorous like that. But then I got the idea for the birds and I went with it. See, someone might actually buy the bird painting, whereas people might chuckle at the Mona Lisa racing a bike, but they probably wouldn't buy it. Marketing Julie won out.
In other news, I'm crazy tired today. I did a Picture Book 101 talk in Litchfield last night which went really well but the timing of it kept me wired much later than usual. Most nights I am on the couch winding down by 8pm. But last night I was the center of attention from 7 - 8:30pm then I had to drive home until 9:30. WAY TOO ALERT. My poor brain was processing, processing, processing all night long.
I think there is a nap on the couch in my future.
Thanks for stopping in - Happy Thursday!