The idea to use the barn for a studio has been going around in my head for some time. I was warned about the downsides, and there are many. But, the space is big, and well ventilated for when I want to try my hand at large oils. We'll see how things turn out as I use this for a temporary oil painting studio, at least while the weather is good!
Amedeo Modigliani (July 12, 1884 – January 24, 1920) has been the subject of a couple of feature movies. Mostly, they cover his love life, which lacked no drama. I take that back - the more recent flick is also very much about the artistic process. Critics and the public hate it, but I loved it. The metaphor of his grand premier compared to a bloody mugging in the snow is rich, and I liked the way he consulted his boyhood self from time to time.
Watching the 1958 film, Les Amants de Montparnasse, in French, is a nonsensical treat for me, since I don't understand the language.
Happy Birthday, Modi.
Here is a You Tube of his paintings streamed to some music with an Italian title about love's consequences. I like to watch these with the digital projector on the big screen. Maybe some of his great style and visual grace will rub off on me.
The work of the American artist Edward Hopper is so moody and evocative, that more than a few amateur videographers have tried to distill his images with a track. Which one of the following works best for you?
Yes, a sublime waste of time. But, you get to soak up some great Hopper while doing it.
Sometimes you have to push yourself to market in a cart, so strong is the inertia defending the marketplace from you. I find this especially true in the summer, when family, chores, and focus on art-making occupy my time.
Here are some great links for art marketing to get you revved-up.