In just two and a half months I will be leaving the corp. world in which I have spent the past 25 years working. Working all the while with my mind on other things, things like painting pictures. Serving finance clients but in my mind dreaming of brushes, paint and canvas. Since I began "putting my art out there" for the world to see (internet) just a year and a half ago I have been wondering if I could seriously survive on my art alone. True enough sales have been steadily rising, demand has been steadily moving upward and my prices have been elevating with demand. Interested parties from around the world (scammers excluded) have been coming to my internet door more and more and I have a rising sence of confidence about this.
And then the day of reconing came. The day when my Corp. bosses stood in front of my whole division of the financial institution I work for, and they said thos words younever want to hear. "Your jobs have been outsourced..."
I reacted like everyone else, shocked. It only took about ten minutes to realize my dream was about to come true. I was about to become a full time artist, like it or not.
I invite you to follow me as I go on that journey. My Blog here will be your way to update and follow. As well youcan advise if youwish. Share your own experience here. I'd love to know about them.
Stay tuned! :-)
The Artists Journey
This is my blog page and it is where I get to be the opinionated man that I really am. The views are my own.
I invite your replies and comments, on my virtual welcome mat.
This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.