Artist Derek Collins Blog -Paintings in acrylic and watercolor. Abstract,Modern Impressionism and Realism
10x14 original acrylic and watercolor
"Lovers Take a Walk"
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
You see on my profile that I am 50. My birthday was in August and I have a present that I haven't yet gotten. I told a friend about my present and he replied" There but by the Grace of God, Go I". I have scheduled my Colonoscopy. Happy birthday to me. I had to go get my son this morning at 6:30. He's was at an all night thing at the church. There was a little snow on the road and he is only 17 , he said he was really tired and afraid to drive home. When we got there he told me that is was slick last night and he slide into a curb. He really messed the front end up, it was really hard to drive, even for me. So, I guess we will be taking his car in today. Hopefully, it's just an alignment and something isn't bent, I fear the latter. I still have to replace the sump pump.
Update: The Mechanic said something is bent. Great!!!
Not much time to talk today. I have a show coming up in February,it's in Bloomington, IN. It's a show of mainly Miniature paintings, 2/1/2x 3 1/2 inches and small miniature panoramas measuring 2 1/2 x 7 1/2. It takes me a day or so of thinking, to get myself back into a creative mode after dealing with the business side of art or lifes problems. I need to paint and frame about 15 or so paintings. With the economy being as it is, it is difficult to get myself motivated. Here are a couple samples.
I need to be painting to prepare for the long summer of shows. I need to put some images of my paintings on this page for your amusment. Sigh, I haven't figured out how to do that yet. Life has gotten in the way, I'm sure you can relate. I am to busy to bother with such things. I am mailing application to shows, many of which will also be a waste of time. $30 a pop wasted on a jurying fee applying to an Art Show. I don't even know if the show is worth doing, until after I've done it. I may be wasting my time to later waste my time. It's all very confusing. Four burned out sump pumps,in 5 weeks. Somebody has to organize all my sales and expenses. I guess that would be me. After all, I am an artist, you know starving thing and all. Hire an employee to do that for me you say. Good Idea! Wouldn't work. I'm having a hard enough time getting along with myself.
PS: After writing this blog I saw an image icon. I clicked it, and now I have inserted an image for you to gaze at and admire for hours. Life is good!