Been gone for quite a while and now I can't figure out how this works any more! I can't access my photo gallery to post new paintings and I have barely been able to post this! Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Maybe I'll be back tomorrow...if I can figure this out.
Been away for quite a while. No reason, just lazy I guess.Tonight I remembered that I have this blog and thought I would see if it is still here...and it is!! So maybe I will come back more often. Probably just to post my paintings, and there are quite a few. This one is in a show at the local art league OPAL in an abstract show. Nice show and nice to be able to show. So there you have it...not much more to say tonight. See ya!
It's not this piece that is frustrating me. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. It's the frigging technology! I am trying to send this to an encaustic group that I belong to and I can't get it to be 300dpi and 7" on the longest side! This is what I need so that it , or another piece of mine (which I haven't even tried to send yet) can be put on the website of an encaustic group that I belong to. I have had pieces in 2 of their shows (sold one!) and would like to continue the relationship but if I can't get this to work they may shoot me! I don't have Photoshop, and I can't afford to buy it either so don't even think about suggesting that! I have sent it to someone who has Photoshop and she has made it 300dpi and all, but it didn't translate or something.
So right about now I am ready to shoot all computers!
Came across this is a piece I did the other day and hung it in my dining room. Then thought it would be fun to share, so I did...on Facebook. Only to find out that Sam Gross did a piece similar a few years before I did mine. BUMMER!!!!
Let me back-track a bit. The one in the oval is one I did that was in a show a few years ago. The theme was "The Deadly Sins" so mine was about eating frog's legs. I used a couple of old drawings that I did when I worked at the Trib in 1973/74. See, I had been at a party where frogs' legs had been served (really, they did taste like chicken!) so these little guys were on my mind. Maybe it was my Catholic guilt, maybe it was my twisted mind...dunno, but this is what came of it. So I had these drawings on my bulletin board (as all of us wierd artists did back then!) and one of the salesmen (in the ad dept) brought me the Sam Gross cartoon. I said, "He copied me!". I didn't know it at the time, but in fact his came first. BUMMER! If only I was working for the National Lampoon or the New Yorker!!! Ahhh, the money I could have made! His original is up for sale now for more than I could make in a year at the Trib...maybe even in a lifetime!
Then again, Sam Gross may have sued me!
HONEST...I didn't see his till after I did mine!!!
So my first drawing was the poor guy under the checkered blanket.
Then my mind went a little haywire and, well, I just wondered how these little froggies would get around.
Sorry I don't have the Sam Gross cartoon to share. I'm sure it can be Googled.