The Story Behind A Painting

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Here’s a quick post about the rose painting above. I have been notorious for taking forever on my artwork. I drive my wife crazy with my tendency to work on a project, then spend hours looking at the unfinished art, usually with the artwork upside down (it always looks better that way, trust me). And to top it off, I usually give up on it, sure that it is crap, and stick it away in a closet somewhere.

The rose painting has a completely different story. Several years ago, more than I can remember, I got into a pretty good argument with my wife. I’m sure I was wrong, I usually am! At some point she stormed off and I knew life would be emotionally painful until I set things straight with her. Unsure how to make that happen, I decided to paint her a yellow rose. Yellow is her favorite color.

Of course, my normal working time for a project like that would be two weeks to never, and I didn’t have that kind of time. So I started painting and I painted and I painted until sometime in the early hours of the next day I finished it. Nervously I slid it under our bedroom door (from where I had been banished) hoping for the best. I don’t know if it was the actual painting or the fact that I finished something in one setting, but Kris loved the painting, and I lived to see another day.

With a different set of pressures, I’m working on creating art with the same sense of urgency now. I have started a Patron page, and I’m looking for supporters who will journey with me in the creation of new and enjoyable art. Please check out the page, and if you  like what you see, join me. https://www.patreon.com/marvborst

 

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A New Challenge

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I have started a new challenge, a Patreon page. Here’s the link if you are interested in checking it out. https://www.patreon.com/marvborst. This will stretch me, in a good way. My commitment to creating art is stronger than it’s been in years and this will keep me focused. I’m pretty excited about it. I’d love for you to visit and follow along and even become a patron.

Progress

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Here’s an update on my small project that I’m working on during my lunch breaks. Day two progress. The main thing for me is to push through and not get bogged down. I have a tendency to over think what ever I’m working on. I either take forever to complete something, or more often I stop in frustration and never revisit it again. This has driven my wife crazy, watching me view a project from all angles, best one is upside down, (the art, not me) for hours, and then quit. So I’m trying to work quickly, for me, and avoid the slowdowns and brain freezes. Having the lunch time time constraints help. What do you think so far?