It's a great life and a beautiful world that we live in. I've managed to capture some special moments, places, sunsets, clouds and nature with photographs. Soon I'll be posting some of my original art. Hopefully you'll enjoy what I share and will decide to order an item that you find to be unique, significant, motivating or inspirational. Thank you for visiting and best wishes always!!
I've always appreciated fine art. I look closely for flaws and tend to be quite judgmental.That's probably why I've only attempted sloppy fun art projects that I considered to be disposable. Outdoor decorations, photo booth cutouts... Halloween and Christmas decorations were easy to do. Plus, I never had to really "finish" a painting. Whatever I created was "Good Enough" for it's purpose.
I lack training, practice and the special insights that professional artists have spent a lifetime acquiring. But now that I'm soon turning 65, I've decided to become a "serious" artist. Real Estate has been my career for over 30 years and still is... http://richardyatesrealestate.com but my art will last forever.
I've posted some of my favorite photos to allow for reproduction on the many various products offered on Fine Art America. But my paintings will feature clouds, seascapes, landscapes, sunsets, and beautiful feel good "happy" art. My wife says that I do excellent clouds. That's a good place to start. I may throw in a fairy, elf or dragon for fun.
I've been reading, watching lots of videos and studying various techniques. Bought some practice canvases (I just paint over them again and again while trying out different techniques). I'm making a good effort.
Guess what... creating fine art is hard!
I once told a Gallery Assistant that I wouldn't hang Chagall's art on my refrigerator. It might have been the mai tai talking, but I still stand by my statement. I've actually created refrigerator magnetic art that was far superior to most of his art. Chagall's art is NOT fine art to me.
The determined value of art is what's so amazing. It's about a style, name or a brand, but mostly it's about the marketing. To convince a person that a product is worth a great amount of money requires finesse, showmanship, salesmanship and the absolute "belief" that it's worth the asking price. The value of Art is only limited by the desirability and financial limits of a willing buyer.
My art will be cheap! Until I become a famous in demand artist. Then it will be increased to less cheap. So relax and feel content with the knowledge that you're getting a great deal... from a totally unknown self-taught beginner with high standards.
But, I have invested in "professional" paint and "professional" brushes. So far, I've been using the cheap stuff. I may actually buy a worthy canvas for a real project. I'll share my progress soon and perhaps you'll want to purchase an "original". I'll even post some of my practice efforts, so you can see that I've been throwing some paint against a canvas. Thank you and best wishes always!