8 x 10 Oil on Canvas
At the Art City Austin, this last weekend, I got to talking to a fellow artist who was one of the participants of the event. Imagine that, an artist striking up a conversation with another artist. Anyway his name is Geoffrey Aaron Harris. His art is very fun and playful. As I was sharing that thought with him, he offered something up which I thought was very interesting and inspiring. He had not always done these fun imagines. But, at one moment in time he asked himself what would I like to put on my walls, what would I like to paint vs. what would people want to buy. Which is another way of saying he started following his heart. He said once he started doing this he started selling more art than ever before. Isn't that neat?
I went home and tore the landscape off my easel, put a new canvas up and did another of my shoe paintings. I can't explain it, but they are just so fun to paint.
So my question to you is: Are you creating art that you would like to have in your home and is it fun for you to create? Would love to hear your story.