posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 04:24 PM
a reply to: metalholic
Ok cool, so you think im ok but just fishing for fans, sure, logically that's correct, but my main agenda is to always just expand where people can
view my work. That's what successful artists typically do, why would I not want to be successful?
Art is subjective and one will always generally look like a jerk trying to argue if art is good or bad, because who cares? It's just like
music/food/sex, everyone has their own preferences, and their opinions can end up smelling like ass if you're around people who don't agree with you.
My medium is oil paints on prestretched canvas and typically framed. Oil paints are not cheap (my oil kit alone has over $1k of paint in it), and take
time to learn, Ive been painting for over 25 years. So a framed 16x20 canvas painting typically costs me about $85-125 after framing, hardware and
varnish, then I have 12-24 hrs work into creating it, most of it is coming up with the idea. But then after all that I'm lucky if I can get 350-500
for it, in a cafe type venue where I have to deal with sales but keep 100%. Finding shows isn't easy, and you need a ton of patience since most
baristas and cafe managers are overworked or lose their job by the time your show is up.
I am most definitely not getting rich off this, actually the opposite. I do it because I love it, and logic also dictates i oughta be able to make a
living as well doing what I love doing, and no I don't have a single successful painter in the family or unlimited funds. I'm scrapping to get by like
most people I know.
I'm honestly confused why you even felt the need to be so intentionally negative in a thread that was intended as inspiring and sharing success?
Was the Mud Pit forum not interesting enough?