Friday, July 04, 2008

Absurdities - 19 exhibition's end.

First of all may I wish all my American readers a very happy Independence day!...
Here for the first time is the entire area of the composition..(note pencil signature in the bottom left hand corner) I can now start to add in the Bees,Wasps,Hoverflys etc...to my heart's content. Meanwhile I contemplate the end of yet another exhibition. Don't worry..I'm not going to lapse into poetical mode again..there are others who do it so much better than I..so I'll stick to straight talking: It was a financial disaster, I loved working there each day, I managed to complete around 30 hours on the picture during the week...but I only just managed to recoup the costs of putting it on.

It's at times like this that one's thoughts often drift into the negative...I hate the end of exhibitions...I've lost count of the number of times I've said " I'm not a businessman, I'm an artist!"...but all the time deep inside there's that ache..I HAVE to draw..sometimes I think I'll burst. And it's that which keeps me going...when all else has faded, hope is the last candle ...which in turn will relight the cold wicks of faith and joy. That's the meaning of the picture below, and to which my eyes are often drawn at times like this!

I said i wouldn't go all poetical today ...maybe tomorrow I'll be back to normal...whatever that is!

5 comments:

Devil Mood said...

I'm sorry - it seems that even when we're tying not to get our hopes up, we still have a little bit of secret optimism and always end up disappointed. :(
Thank God for that candle!
And you're not so bad in poetic mode, don't put yourself down.

Tys on Ice said...

well...the good news is that when you become world famous those paintings that u didnt sell now will go for a fortune...sure of it...

put some more pics on ur website for purchase...i wanted to buy that 3 paintings in a series and found that it was already sold out...wht i loved was that these masterpieces were so affordable...

Niall said...

DM...I refere to my previous picture 'PWM' we always manage to out play ourselves..think we're doing well, then realise we're trapped..however, the oppposite is also possible..we can tell ourselves that for every down, there is an up, and focus our attentions and hope on that.

Tys...So glad you mentioned that...about the website..it has become an area of great frustration for me..the developer lives in another town and is always very busy...I've not had even one purchase from that site in all the time it's been active.I am to meet with him soon so that he can teach me all about administering the site...I shall take control and then be able to update it regularly with news and offers.

Incidentally, the pictures offered for sale there are prints NOT originals, hence the affordability. If you really want to purchase any prints...let me know what you want and I'll send it to you!!!!

Ps said...

Niall, Hugs. Yes my friend, you are an artist. i can FEEL what you say when you write that you are an artist not a business man.

Tys on Ice said...

i will mail u... :)