Friday, August 31, 2007

Sad Abstract Expressionist Clown Painting: In Progress

Based on the drawing from a couple of entries back. Kinda scary, huh? But folks in my class are paying me compliments on it, while they for the most part toil at Beginning and Intermediate still lives. My teacher calls me "Wild Man."

It's hard to get the spontaneity of the brush strokes happening. I think this will take a lot more experience painting in oils to achieve.

Plus yesterday morning I inhaled too much painting medium and felt sick all day, aack.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007


I am taking baby steps every day in the direction of my Art-making, and I am seeing results, both in the work itself and in showing it and selling it. So: Yay!

Yesterday I checked out this gallery downtown that I had been told showed work that was similar to mine. There is also this synchronistic connection in that a groovy & sweet young woman who lives in my building has shown her paintings there recently.

So I dressed deliberately Artsy to go in there yesterday afternoon and ended up shmoozing a bit with the gallery director, telling her about my neighbor and that I, too, was an artist. She asked "Is anyone representing your work?" which is the first time I've ever been asked that question!

May the answer one day be "Yes."

Drawing: "The Sad, Semi-Figurative Clown Stares Pensively at a Little Flower"
(You can't accuse my titles of being too obscure!)

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Monday, August 20, 2007

"Tired of being the reason why the road has a shoulder..." --Rufus Wainwright

Well, the last entry landed with a resounding THUD. I obviously have to rethink my marketing strategy! :-O. It's okay though, I am learning, and two of you lucky cyber-pals are already in possession of GlinkArt4Sale masterpieces.

Meanwhile, the drawings are stacking up, I'm still trying to get in at least an hour or two of art-making a day, and I'm also in beginning rehearsals for two operas that are part of SF Opera's upcoming fall season. Tannhäuser and Samson and Delilah.

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Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Sad, Abstract Expressionist Clown Reaches Out to Grasp A Flower.

This precious little drawing can be yours to hang in your home and share with family and friends for the low, low price of... um... $25, plus the cost of a custom mat, shipping and handling... so, a total of $40.

I've raised my prices, or else I'm gonna die a starving artist! I'm envisioning Abundance instead.

You can look at it and think, "Well, at least I'm not a Sad Abstract Expressionist Clown-- life's not so bad after all!

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

House of Sad

I pass by this forlorn house all the time while riding the 31 Balboa bus...

It's sorely in need of a paint job, and there are tatters and shredded junk in all the windows. Someone with mental illness lives there, or a ghost maybe. It reminds me a bit of my Sad Clownz-- if they got even sadder they might end up living here! That's why they take their Sad Clown Antidepressants.

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Monday, August 06, 2007

A Potential Commission!!!
:-O !!!

Hope I'm not jinxing this, but last Thursday I showed my recent artwork to a person in my life who has been functioning as one of my creative/professional mentors and this person then asked me if I'd do a piece of artwork for his business! More details to come.

He responded best to my Expressive Psychodrama work, like this piece here (entitled "Today's Angst," seen here avec my toesies and yellow flip-flops; click to enlarge). This has been one of my big concerns: I've been under the untested belief for a long time that the only person who would "get" this type of work is my therapist.

Maybe I am indeed turning Pro!

In non-Art related newz, I saw Rufus Wainwright in concert this weekend-- a concert date which was part of his "Release the Stars" tour; he did some kick-ass Judy Garland tributes as well. He was amazing and fabulously gay and glittery. If you're not familiar with his music, download it immediately: I command you!

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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Workdays Two and Three
For three days in a row I've put in two hours a day on my artwork. That's six more hours than I would have put in if I hadn't been reading the book I mentioned previously.

Above: Detail of a 15" x 18" Clown drawing.
All my artwork is

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007


Today's post is on GlinkArt4Sale.