Sunday, March 9, 2008

What kind of an artist are you ?


1) Small aperture sees far, big aperture sees close...Abstract artists see very very close-up, Realists often see things very very far away...look in the mirror, do your eyes have wide aperture or a small aperture ?
2) How fast do you walk? or do you run ? drive fast or slow ? Fast people can catch sporting events where things happen very very quickly, but not in fine detail...Slow people like portraits or slow moving things, but they catch them in great depth, great colour, exquisite detail ? So are you a fast eater or a slow eater ? Leroy Neiman specialises in painting athletic events...fast...messy...Vermmer liked portraits, Girl with a Pearl earring, slow...
3)Are you a night person or a day person ? What time of day ? I was born at 3'o'clock in the afternoon in the fall of September in the 60s & that is still my favorite place to be mentally...So my work is afternoonish light tea time with full muted colours, with a hippie sort of flavour...Exposure is a photographic term referring to what kind of light or darkness you prefer...Pop artists like lots of light...Renaissance types (like Rembrandt) like alot of darkness...
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How big is your studio ? (24 by 36 inch canvas stretched is about as big as you can go if your studio is tiny , & maybe you share )...How big is your car ? A hatch back vehicle where the back seat folds down to the trunk can handle a 36 by 48 inch canvas stretched ...no bigger...(48 by 60 inch you are gonna have to carry)...
Post Script... iWork for Macintosh contains Pages which contains a Spreadsheet program in the Business section...This will allow you to count expenses, & the program is active, meaning it will calculate numbers, multiply monthly expenses, & tally stick the grand total...Then you can print a pdf, save to desktop, & email to your accountant, if you file digitally...no paper, save a tree...I use iWork06 , but iWork08 is available for newer Macintosh Apple owners...

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