“Can you make a living at it?” That was my DH’s response to my surprised and excited proclamation, “I am a painter.” Wow, talk about a fun-sucker.
I was on an art high. Since I started my art classes 7 weeks ago, I’ve done 3 (and a half) acrylic flower paintings and a watercolor landscape that I really like. I screwed up my courage and posted them here for all the blogging world to see. All of your kind comments encouraged me to start my very first portrait. After spending about 10 hours on it, I put the hair in and miraculously, the painting just came to life. It looks better than I had hoped it would and I’m thrilled with how well it is turning out. It was at this point that I declared, “I’m a painter. Really, I’m a painter.” <sigh>
So, that begs the question, how do you know when you are a painter or an artist in general? Is it when you can support yourself with your art? When you sell your first piece? Or is it something much less mercenary? Does it rely on the approval of experts? The masses? Or is it how you feel about yourself? Are you an artist? How do you know? What do you think?
So, today I’m taking a break from painting and tackling the Diva’s weekly challenge. I love the new tangle and decided to make a coloring page with it.
|So here is the page|
|And here it is colored with my Whispers markers.|