May 1, 2010 The day after I walked away from a 27 year corp world career and became a full time artist. "How does it feel?" someone asked me today. I thought I would feel really great, well, I do but the fact is that reality is hitting me. I no longer have a regular pay cheque to expect. It's all about the paintings now, and boy do I have to get to work.
In the past month I delivered 35 paintings to the 360 Restaurant in the CN Tower, painted three more for the Surroundings gallery in Oakville, Ontario and began working hard (in my spare time on a series of twenty paintings for an invitation only show in Toronto June 3. No sleeping in for this artist, no sirree buddy. On Monday morning I hit the ground running.
Meeting with CN Tower retail manager about poster and post card placement, Lunch with a patron in Oakville at 12:30, meet Surroundings Gallery staff and deliver three paintings for their May 28th show. Get back to Whitby in time for supper with my Wife and three children, then maybee take it easy for the evening.
Tuesday I have to spend the day painting. The whole day. I am planning to lay the foundation of 10 paintings this week and then ten next week. The spend time tweeking them all.
Yes, I do feel great now that I reflect on it. Hey, I get to paint for a living now! How cool is that????
The Artists Journey
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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.