Scarlett O'Hara Cat will be donated to the "9th Annual Art for the Animals" charity fundraiser. If I had a penny for every time someone asked me, "Did your mother like Gone With the Wind?" after learning my name, I could probably buy a plantation house of my own. Everyone seems to love this movie!
For several years, I told myself that in order to be "successful", I had to have a dedicated art space and tons of supplies. Now, I'm evolving and discovering what works for me and what doesn't. I prefer to work on the go with a portable studio.
I've finished His Majesty at last! King Henry is an acrylic painting on a 16"x20" stretched canvas. I've decided to list the Tudor Wives original paintings on eBay; Catherine of Aragon is already up for auction! A limited number of 78Tarot Decks are still available for pre-order!
The 78 Tarot Project is now LIVE on KickStarter! I painted "Five of Pentacles" specifically for this project. I am so thrilled to be participating alongside established and well-respected working artists whom I've admired for years, and many others whom I have recently met through this project. The whole experience has been, and continues to be, a great pleasure! :)
The "5 of Pentacles" is finished for the 78 Tarot project. I am super excited to be part of this crazy talented group of artists, which include a few big names in the fantasy art genre... including Jasmine Becket-Griffith and Larry Elmore!
After returning home from MegaCon on Tuesday morning, I compiled all the video footage we'd captured on our cellphones, and created this Behind the Scenes glimpse of MegaCon from a vendor's perspective. :)
I've decided to try something new with Gatsby, as I couldn't decide which color/breed to make him. I decided to list Gatsby as a CUSTOM portrait on eBay, with the auction winner deciding how Gatsby should look. :)
It was profound and almost spooky how much I identified with this character in rags, face to the wind, shuffling through the snow, barefoot even! (Everyone knows I wear sandals in the snow, but I'd go barefoot if my toes wouldn't get frostbitten).
Being an artist is something you are, not something you do for a living. You can make a living as an artist, but how much art you sell should never determine your actual worth.
"I can't change the fact that my paintings don't sell. But the time will come when people will recognize that they are worth more than the value of the paints used in the picture."