Evolution of an Artist Nov 2, 2008 11:02:55 GMT -8
Post by Bytor on Nov 2, 2008 11:02:55 GMT -8
Clearly, this does not happen with all artists, and I think if they have this clearly in mind, time can improve their vision.
First , Let me apologize for doing two post of my older paintings vs my new paintings, I totally forgot I posted that last night, I think I was half asleep
and to what Benvan had to say, I think what he said is true about the older pieces being more raw, even more pure in a way. As an artist that is trying to paint what I love and make a small living at it at the same time, it's hard. My very first show I had in Atlanta I thought showed of my most emotional piece I had ever done. I sold one that night but most of the collectors that where there where over whelmed by it and how "dark" they thought it was. I had never thought of myself as a "dark" artist, but the general public I guess did. I feel I do get influenced by all kinda things these days, galleries, collectors, the thought of being broke with a family that needs me right now. So I have to find a peaceful middle ground, where I feel like I haven't had to compromise myself as an artist and where galleries and collectors want my paintings to be shown in their galleries and homes.