Late yes, but here all the same.
Over the next few days I’ll be posting some paintings/pieces that I’ve been working on and have finally completed.
The first of which is not yet named.
I had originally started this piece in the style of Despair but had changed my mind mid way through.
This was the result.
The textured on this piece is great, hopefully you can get a sense of it in the photo. It was a midnight inspired piece, by which I mean, I was tired but was in a painting mood until the early hours. It was also one of the many pieces sitting around the house that was in need of finishing. For the summer months, I’m working two jobs to help pay the bills so needless to say time is sparse.
We have just finished hammering out the contract details with my Art Dealer so it will be interesting to see if any sales come from that.
In the contract negotiations, my husband (who is handling the majority of the details for me) came to a point where he had to explain to my dealer that not all artists see their work as a mere commodity to be sold, and that I was one of those that didn’t.
The reason I mention this, is because it gives a little insight into where the inspiration for my art comes from.
So here it is:
“I think one thing needs to be clarified. To you, art is a commodity…. To Amanda, every piece is a small portrait of where she has been in her life. She doesn’t paint to be connected to something. She doesn’t paint to tell anyone else anything about the world. She paints to put her emotions to rest. Art is not a hobby or a pastime for my wife. It isn’t a job. Art is the cathartic process of release, and certain of her paintings were created as the only means she had of keeping from going crazy or worse…… but please be aware that this isn’t actually about the money or fame although both would be nice. Amanda wants to know what people think. She wants to know how people react. She wants to know if people look at Despair and think, “Yeah, I’ve felt that.” Because that’s when she knows that it’s all been worth it.”