Didn’t get much done in the way of art today. Spent too long on the computer catching up on my various art group emails and checking out Facebook. I guess I’m of the age where I’m not sure exactly what Facebook is trying to accomplish, except wasting a lot of time. But, I’ll give it a try and see what becomes of it. Some of the ladies in the WWAO art group I belong to use it and even have a WWAO group set up on it, so it must be of some value. Reading through some of their emails makes me realize I’ll probably never have the drive to become a “real” artist, earning money through Etsy, websites, social networks, etc. It all seems so exhausting and confusing. It’s a mystery to me how artists can muster the energy to create their artwork and then market it. The working artists I’m becoming familiar with on the internet certainly have my admiration.
In order to not waste the whole day, I scanned a graphite/acrylic sketch I had done recently (and kind of liked) and digitally enhanced it on the computer. I’m thinking I’d like to get more involved with graphite and paint, especially after seeing the exhibit in Corpus Christi of graphite works. The exhibit was all graphite works, with no color, but really quite stunning. I especially liked the work of Shimon Okshteyn. I see on his website that he does incorporate graphite within some of his paintings, which weren’t on display in the Texas exhibit, and they are impressive.