This is definitely one of my own new favorites :) It was originally going to be a two part series, accompanied by a painting of Babe Ruth in a 19th century suit and stovepipe hat, but I had a heck of a time painting Babe's face and just gave up. So, for now at least, Abe stands alone.
Wow, it's been almost half a year since I came up with a new funny painting!! I've had this one floating in my head for a little while, but just got the painting bug today and had to put it on canvas! I really have a thing about painting Presidents and leaders in this series..
In other news, I have an enormous overstock of matted 8x10 & 8x8 funny art prints (size is after matting), so I've decided to temporarily drop the price from $15 to $5 each. If you're interested in getting one (or more!) just drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll invoice you through paypal.
I have a few more ideas up my sleeve, so I promise I won't have a six month dry spell again anytime soon! :)
Yesterday I went to a street fair in Greenwich Village to sell my artwork. My dad found it online, and it was my first time at the show. It turns out it was much more of a street fair than an art fair, though. Many mass produced items, food and cheap sunglasses... not so much art.
It's funny because my favorite art show that I do each year (The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit) is only one block away from this show! But I guess the classification of "street fair" as opposed to "art exhibit" makes a big difference because it was by no means successful!
The only redeeming quality of the fair was that it is in my very favorite part of New York. I'm just as much of a tourist as the next person when I come out of Penn Station and gawk at Macys, the Empire State Building and all of the hustle and bustle. But in this section of Greenwich Village, near Washington Square Park, I feel like I'm home. My favorite market in the world was right across the street from my booth (Space Market on University Place... go there!) and though I've purchased food there a million times, I discovered yesterday the best roasted potatoes known to man. It made my day.. really! (If you know me, you know that my love for potatoes and grapefruit juice knows no bounds.)
All in all, it was a so-so day. I made back by investment in the show, but not a penny more. I've been feeling under the weather so the 1.5 hour car ride there and back didn't help matters any, and I've made today a stay-in, watch-movies and take-naps day to make up for it! :)
I won't be doing another art show until WSOAE rolls around again at the beginning of September. I like that I'll have some time to recoup, restock and get myself situated. I need to reorganize all of my buckets and inventory since I'm so scatterbrained and unorganized right now!
But I do want to say "thank you" to the people who did stop in and enjoy my artwork! A few of you really made my day worthwhile. One person in particular said that she glances up at my art at work when she needs a good chuckle. Just hearing that makes my art shows worthwhile.
This is my very first funny art in watercolor! I'm pretty pleased with the results. As always, I had some trouble with faces and so Moreau #1 doesn't look quite like Moreau #2 or #3, but they all bare a slight resemblance to the actual Jeanne Moreau, I believe.
This image is pretty tiny (the blogger format is not very kind to short, wide images) so if you want to see it bigger just click on the painting! I'm going to have it professionally scanned next week, so this is just the temporary scan (It's big so I had to scan it in pieces and put it together in photoshop)