Discussion in 'Arts and Literature' started by Skip Enge, Oct 31, 2017.
Very cool !
After many years of avoiding fine art, my younger brother, Jerry, has decided to take up painting again and sent me these images. I like the approach of mixing the frame image with the primary subject....
Your brother jerry is good very good!
I love this thread, so much talent on show. Please keep the artwork coming, I really appreciate all of you sharing your abilities with us.
Yup... it's really too bad he couldn't make a living from his artwork. He also sculpted brass sculptures of wildlife. As you know, competition is damned crowded in the art world so he eventually had to move on to something else. But who knows? Now that he's taken up painting again perhaps he can sell some pieces to make it worthwhile.
I know one person who makes a living with art...and that is over 40 years rubbinbg elbows...But that person will reproduce and do damn near anything for a sale...Personally I can't stomach that kind of thing...I decided a lonfg time ago it was just something i did for me and i would share as much as I coulod along the way I have sold hundreds of works starting in HS...
But it is amazing how difficult and exhausting promoting yourself can be...and making a living and supporting with creative efforts and keeping your creative conscience in tact through the process
The Soft Machine
A spark and
Wheel touch feel
Rigid or pliable
Breathe and exhaust
But never lost
The soft machine
I have been creating themed painting shows for a lot of years. I have a new concept based on the lunar and solar events in the last year... I will call it "One Glib Eye"...the thought came to me during the smoky summer we had because of the terrible forest fires in our region. The sun was often tainted by smoke filling our sky. I often write poetry in association with paintings...I might call it a focusing mechanism for work to come.
One Gib Eye
From the depth
On the horizon
Reveals a lid
Opening in haze
At earths edge
An iris indistinct
The dragon awakes
From Deep slumber
Opening one glib eye
Gazes across the land
Mercurial and righteous
As if it understands
It's sad when you see some art shows that are full of what looks like "conveyer belt art". Like from some artist factory. At least that's what my untrained eye sees sometimes.
I like Skip's work. No cookie cutter, and I see depth, and vision.
Thank you ...I have always fought to not go there...it would be easy to...I could paint fish all day every day...I want to get better vision...try concepts styles and techniques keeping it me and always working and learning with every work or body of work...it's personal..a personal journey...I did a self portrait that I tried to convey this with ...I called it "Risk"
Skip, you do great work !
I realize I am using this thread as a sort of shrine to what I do and have done since I was a kid...a long time...I have sold a lot of work since 1974 the year of my first solo show. I don't know how many or where all of them are today...but I do not have representation any more...I do my own PT Barnum schtick...that did not come easy for me. I always paid some gallery someone %40 to %50 to do the dirty work. So if it is off putting...no apologies...it is what i have to do to get it out there ...Thanks for the acknowledgements and support!