Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Just one more week after this one and all my paintings have to be well and truly done. Then the editing out and the hanging and all other such things begin.
After that I get to take a nap for about a week before anyone really expects me to do anything again, and I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to that.
Anyway, I thought I'd take the opportunity to plug this interesting entry from one of my favorite people on the internet.
In addition to being hugely hilarious, Ursula Vernon is a fantastic artist and influenced, more than anything else, my work ethic. It's the 'not every painting works, that's ok, it's time to move on to the next one' attitude. Some people never figure it out, and I'm glad to have borrowed it from her.
My interest in this particular article is not necessarily the specifics. Self publishing vs traditional publishing doesn't really apply to me. Buuuuut on the other hand, I am told that there is high art and that there is low art and that selling out is, well, just that.
Personally, I can't really see the difference between the two. Illustration gets an especially bad rap, for example, but an excellent illustrative painting is exactly the same as an excellent narrative painting with added context.
Just something I've been thinking about, recently. The way this all shakes out in my own mind will greatly influence my grad school choices and career path but will have little to no effect on anyone else. So...thank you for letting me just put it all out there so that it's easier to see.