It is a perfect time to stay inside and work. We have 10 inches of snow, more arriving daily, and so many friends out with flu, you can’t be too fastidious. Even Pete has upped his game in the cleanliness dept.
Pickleball keeps me moving after hours standing at the easel, but if you are shopping for art, and look
at my brochure, or the website, or stumble across DPW, and the subject you are after is not there, tell me about it anyway. New subjects are always exciting. All my paintings are completed in the studio, and I’ll work from suitable photographs, yours or mine. If the photos are good, the painting will be too! I can even travel, frame and deliver.
……I am going to have to charge a lot to pay off our big bill at Edwin’s! This is my new first choice of restaurant. The bill helps pay a bunch of ex cons serving excellent French meals with first rate wines.
……Actually, that’s not how it works. I charge per square inch. I could charge per hour, but some subjects fall off the brush, others demand research and careful details. For a large work, I need a contract, a ton of paint, a custom linen support, and I have to maintain enthusiasm over several weeks. It’s a little more stressful, though progress report photos help you see how it’s coming, and you know I’ve not used that down payment for a jolly trip to the beach.
Per square inch works for me! Big paintings cost more, small paintings are just $125. Small paintings are just plain fun!