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Old 06-08-2005, 06:24 AM   #16
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Are you a member of a co-op?
Not really. My studio is actually art therapy for autistics. I have a form of autism called Aspergers' Syndrome. It's a really neat place that was started by two local businesswomen in 1989, and it's been a huge success because they are very smart about fund-raising. Our shows go towards supporting the studio. We get two thirds from the pictures we well and the studio gets a third. This is very fair, since, heck, they even pay for our supplies.
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Old 06-08-2005, 06:27 AM   #17
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Do people ever tell you that to be a "real" artist you must work in a different medium?
I haven't been told precisely this. But I've gotten dirty looks from people when I tell them that I work in a modern style.
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Old 06-08-2005, 06:34 AM   #18
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Do you ever paint people/portraits? Have you ever done a self-portrait?

What's your favorite art museum you've visited?
No; I absolutely suck as a figure drawer. I do put people in my pictures but they are pretty abstract. When I adapted Chagall's "Marketplace" I actually put abstract shapes in the place of the people in the original.
My favorite art museum is the Metropolitan in New York. The Cloisters is part of this museum, although it's in a different part of Manhattan, and I absolutely love that place.
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Took a peek at both your sites.Iam a history buff esp Medieval history

I really liked the Surrealistic Window one.That was really cool with the light peeking through.How was you able to do that?

Is there such a thing as painter's block?
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Took a peek at both your sites.Iam a history buff esp Medieval history

I really liked the Surrealistic Window one.That was really cool with the light peeking through.How was you able to do that?

Is there such a thing as painter's block?
On "Surrealistic Windows" I did the linear design in oil pen, then painted acrylic over that on the other side of the window. It's a really neat concept that my teachers at the studio came up with.
There's definitely such a thing as painters' block. Sometimes I'll just look at a canvas and feel like there's not a damn thing I can do. I just go away and wait for that burst of inspiration.
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What are you working on now?

Will you sell any of your paintings to a fellow FYMer? I love your use of colors especially in "Dream of Istanbul".
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Old 06-08-2005, 08:59 AM   #22
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What are you working on now?

Will you sell any of your paintings to a fellow FYMer? I love your use of colors especially in "Dream of Istanbul".
Thanks for the compliment! I'm currently working on a cushion at the studio and will be starting another project at home, I usually have two projects going simultaneously. Yes, I'll sell to other FYMers! The catch is that UPS charges really high prices for shipping a piece bigger than 130 inches in circumference, over $100. It's about $20 to ship a smaller piece, I've shipped two paintings to a lady in California for auctions benefitting AWF.
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Your work is amazing, Verte.

What do you feel about artists who "market" their work whether it be on t-shirts, mugs, etc? Would you ever consider doing this yourself?
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Verte, your work is a great inspiration to me.
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Your work is amazing, Verte.

What do you feel about artists who "market" their work whether it be on t-shirts, mugs, etc? Would you ever consider doing this yourself?
Thanks! I think artists who market their work on t-shirts and mugs and such are cool. After all, I sell my paintings. It is very difficult to make a living as an artist. You've got to be creative. I personally also work part time in a library, which is very helpful. I know people who support themselves exclusively as artists. They teach, enter shows in a whole slew of cities, etc, etc. If you're doing good work on t-shirts or whatever, why not sell it? The money comes in handy. The important thing is to do your best work. If people want to buy that, fine.
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Verte, your work is a great inspiration to me.
Ah, shucks, I'm just a nut with a few paintbrushes.
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Thanks! I think artists who market their work on t-shirts and mugs and such are cool.
that gave an idea

hey verte... when did you start to paint??...
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that gave an idea

hey verte... when did you start to paint??...
I started when I was in junior high, and my parents sent me to a local art teacher. That teacher taught me how to work with acrylics. I liked acrylics a heck of alot better than oil because oil takes so long to dry.
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Are you familar with the Dadaists? (I don't necesarily mean in them being an influence on your own art, but just as a reference point). If so what are your views on them?

(I am very ignorant of art to be honest.)
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