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Feb 19, 2010

...More than Meets the Eye


"The Home Stretch" - 16 x 20" - oil

Available at Art Access Gallery

Often I post updates on Facebook letting people know the status of my painting escapades. The responses that I get usually go something like..."you're a machine" or "do you ever sleep?" Well I'd like to clear this up a little bit. I'm in no way a machine, although I did have braces and I do own a few transformer action figures. For those of you that see me as a fairly prolific artist, I can only attribute this to desperation and my total obsession with making a living as an artist. I wake up everyday with the mindset that I'm out of work. I don't wait for people to find me or for the galleries to do all of my dirty work. It's the career that I've chosen and I'm extremely dedicated. Some days are more productive than others but everyday is a workday...and work is good.

5 comments:

chris ferguson said...

Very true. Many people think being an artist is easy, you get to stay home and paint all day. They don't realize that it can be a real struggle. It's alot of hard work. Your painting is fantastic, you've inspired me to explore landscape painting. I really enjoy it.

Steven S. Walker said...

Hi there Chris. Always good to hear when I've inspired anyone. It took a very long time for friends and family to really understand that it's a real career for me but most of them understand now.

jyothisethu said...

chris,

watching the pictures, i felt regret that i could not place an appreciation on the title picture of your blog...

simply beautiful....

Sadia Hussain said...

Very beautiful painting! and I admire your enthusiasm!

Steven S. Walker said...

Thank you Sadia! My enthusiasm doesn't come out often so when it does I feel the need to share it.

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