Sunday, November 30, 2014

America: Time is Now

America: Time is Now
Approx. 8 x 11
Mixed media/ digital

How many times did you tell yourself that one day you'd do this or one day you'd do that. A different job, a new hobby, writing a book, or something that you've always dreamt to do one day. 
That one day is today. In fact, its right here, right now! 
The theme of this artwork is highly inspired by the thoughts on these lines.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Working for Self, Seriously?

I need to share about the freelance work.

Recently I had been asked what I do. And I tried to keep the answer tidy and direct.
"I am an artist."
"Oh wow. Okay." Followed by a pause. "So, what do you do?"
"I make art." I said excitedly, explaining process of painting portraits.
"No, I mean what do you do for a living?"
Okay, it was little awkward.
"I work as an artist, full-time. That's what I do."
Longer pause.

It would have been easier if I had said, hey I am an engineer. And conversation would probably have been on where I work or on what technology.

But, this is what I signed up for. So, enjoy the perks of being different. Enjoy the freelance life!


After meeting the deadlines for the Fall shows, exhibitions and shows its a time for getting back to the work and letting that rush-to-create to overcome you. I can finally focus fully on the series' at hand.

While I wasn't blogging, in the past weeks, I

1. Finished two more oil portraits.
2. More than 2 pen portraits
3. 1 America artwork

Until the next post!