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Old 06-07-2005, 04:48 PM   #1
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I know I'm not exactly the only artist on Interference but I am one. So, bring on the questions!
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What's your favorite medium?

And do you do anything while you paint? Listen to music, drink wine any rituals?
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Old 06-07-2005, 05:05 PM   #3
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I do most of my work in the mixed media of acrylic and oil pen. I didn't use any oil pen in "Dream of Istanbul" but that's the only painting I've done in the past two years that's strictly acrylic. I listen to music when I'm working, not surprisingly it's frequently U2! I use watercolors as well, also in combination with oil pen. Love those paint pens!
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Love those paint pens!
I've never used any of those, but I'd be interested in using them. I do mostly oil, are the pens something that would help me with fine details that maybe a brush wouldn't? If so, do you have a paticular brand you recommend?
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What inspires your work? How long have you been painting?
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How would you describe/classify your style of painting (if thats even an answerable question)? I've looked through your paintings a lot before and think they are very unique & cool
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Old 06-07-2005, 06:19 PM   #7
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I've never used any of those, but I'd be interested in using them. I do mostly oil, are the pens something that would help me with fine details that maybe a brush wouldn't? If so, do you have a paticular brand you recommend?
I haven't used oil since high school, and I don't know anything about it! Ever since one of my art teachers turned me on to acrylics in high school, I've preferred that big time. I didn't like it that oil took so damn long to dry! I like UniPaint and Sharpie oil pens.
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I didn't like it that oil took so damn long to dry! I like UniPaint and Sharpie oil pens.
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Yeah I sometimes am working on more than one painting so I can let one dry a little before get back to work.
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My first inspiration was my mother, who's a really talented artist, and why my family is "artsy", all of us were taught various kinds of art, including music and dance as well as visual. So I've been painting for about thirty-five years. My biggest artistic influences are Delacroix, Van Gogh, and more recently Chagall, when one of my teachers told me I should study him. My first Chagall adaptation was his "Rain", which is the painting that's my avatar. I did this right after my mother's open heart surgery; I do some of my best work when I'm under stress, and I consider this one of my better pictures, and I had an excellent result when some big shot execs bought it at an exhibition!
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How would you describe/classify your style of painting (if thats even an answerable question)? I've looked through your paintings a lot before and think they are very unique & cool
Thanks for the compliment! I have quite a few different influences. My biggest influences are Delacroix, Van Gogh, and the psychedelic art of the '60's.
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Cool. How many have you sold? What's the most someone's paid for one?
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Do people ever tell you that to be a "real" artist you must work in a different medium?
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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?
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Cool. How many have you sold? What's the most someone's paid for one?
I've sold six paintings and a set of tiles since the first show I was in, in December 2003. The Energen execs paid $300 bucks for "Rain". Under the agreement I have with the studio, I got two-thirds. I was shocked when the director handed me the check in April. I knew my picture was going into the competition but I had no idea I'd win.
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