Art Demonstration Video - Mid-Winter Roses and Artist's Garden Flowers
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Art Demonstration Progress
I'm pleased with how my current artwork in progress is progressing after two painting sessions. I have three tutorial videos being developed from the creation of this artwork.
With all these beauties somehow managing to bloom in my garden in mid-winter, I had to paint them.
Advice to new exhibiting artists
Don't allow negative comments from a minority discourage you from exhibiting your artwork.
I received respect as an artist and similarly showed my exhibition viewers courtesy. I could count only a handful of funny, insensitive comments in decades of exhibiting art.
At one of my art exhibitions, I once got, "Nice hobby, dear."
I replied with, "This is my profession."
Viewer response has to do with the presentation of our art, where we exhibit it, and our confidence in representing it. Fake confidence until you have it so that you don't accidentally invite negative comments.
I also got a, "I'll buy it, but you have to make it a better price first."
I picked up a pen and put an additional zero on the price tag —which I then refused to remove when he wanted the artwork - because I'd not liked the way he had spoken to me.
Later, another exhibition viewer loved the artwork and didn't quibble at that new, better price. I reduced it for them to what I felt was fair, but not to its former lower price.
I never sold my work to anyone who spoke disrespectfully to me.
My Schmincke Extra Soft-Pastels
I painted this work using my Schmincke extra-soft pastels The list below shows you my current sets Of course, I only used a few of these colours for the painting. What I loved about these two sets is that they build on each other to establish a good collection of colours and tones without much repetition. I find the Schmincke extra-soft pastels are a joy to use.
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