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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Inner Turmoil ??

mmmm I have a question for you ?? Should I Sacrifice what I believe for simply making a buck ?? !!

My Answer is NO! WHATS YOURS ???

People might call me Stupid but ... I paint because I have to .... it is a passion that comes from within... and I seem to have found my niche . I love painting in the colours and style that has chosen me! I paint from what seems right at the time colours... texture... I might have planned to paint a golden sky but when I lift the paint brush only blue paint will do .... lol so I go with what feels right !

You may wonder where I am going with all this.... well I went into one of my Cafe's the other day and they were talking about the art and saying maybe we could change things around for Winter and would I do some bright Coloured funky art .... I said sure I can paint anything......

THEN I WENT HOME AND THOUGHT ABOUT THAT ............

I know I can paint lots of ways... but you know what....if I did that I would be simply not painting from my Heart ! and call me stupid but I just can't ...... do that .. I sat down and sketeched out some funky wee pieces .... but I was not enjoying it ....

So that got me thinking ....Why do I Paint ? What are my Goals ?

I paint because I have to , I need to it is my way of Expressing Myself.... and to do that I have to paint from Within ... My Within not what someone else has asked me to do !! (After saying that I love doing commissions ... any commissions I do I talk exstensivly with the client to see what they are wanting and as long as I can interpit that in my style and colours no probs)

I want anyone that buys my artworks to be able to enjoy them for their lifetime if they want to ... so with that in mind I use really Good Canvas's, and Top Notch Paint.... and I stand behind my work..... I price my work the same wherever you buy it .... so people don't feel ripped of buying it dearer in one place and cheaper in another.....

You only have to flick into some online Auction Sites to see that Some people simply don't mind painting everything and anything just to sell and make a quick Buck !
They don't seem to mind flicking paintings off for next to nothing .... and using different grade canvas's and paints ... their artworks longevity dosn't seem to bother them , but fortunately I am not in that bracket....

I suppose this has really got me thinking as I am in the middle of answering some questions for an interview with The Web Site "Intinsic Expressions and the questions are really indepth about me and why I paint etc... hehehe how fitting really ! anyway when that interview is done and published I'll let you know....

...... its funny really ... coz since I made the decision not to do the funky coloured art I instantly had about 6 paintings come into my mind !! Ya Ya as I have been in a bit of a draught lately... so if thats not my answer what is ???

Anyway thanks so much for being a shoulder to lean on and an ear to listen to my ramblings.... I would REALLY LOVE YOUR FEEDBACK ON THIS SUBJECT !!!!

talk soon

Cheers Donna :)

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