Sunday, May 2, 2010

Food and Art and Focus

So, I've temporarily closed down the Etsy shop. I'm wanting to refocus and figure out what I really want to paint and draw. Right now, I'm feeling very much inspired by Wayne Thiebaud, an artist I've loved since college. The above painting (which I did last night) was painted in his style, and I really do like it a bit. I feel like I need to rethink my approach to art if I want to be serious with it, and to plan my output a bit more. I don't just want to throw up any old piece of crap on the wall and see what sticks; I want to only show my best pieces and offer only those pieces for sale. I want everything in my shop to be of a single theme; I want you to be able to look at everything in my store and see how it all links together. I want to find my niche as far as subject matter and style go, and I plan on doing so during the month of May. I'm hoping to reopen the shop next month, with a new direction, and a really distinctive style.

Wish me luck!