I wanted to enter the landscape painting to the art contest. As far as the entry rules, I was good to go. I made out the sign on the back of the painting with my name, address, telephone number and the price of the painting and lucky for me, I was sponsered the frame for it. Thanks Buchhandlung Schutt! I guess it pays to read. Or better yet to design bookmarks for famous book shops.
Oh well, I didn’t make through the first hurdles. The judges didn’t tell me anything was wrong, actually they just let me do all the talking. So I went on about it being the orgins of the color brown I was working on and that I didn’t copy it from anything because it was just a small fantasy. (Actually it was the techniques of Bob Ross aka Bill Alexander)
The rules were pretty straightforward though. We were allowed to create a painting, drawing or illustration. The theme was joy(Freude). I assume I forgot the theme since I opened up discussing my colors of brown and saying nothing about joy or happiness.
Other than that, I didn’t even know what they didn’t like because they just put stickers on the back of my new frame. There were 4 green stickers and one blue one and I thought I had the first round in the bag since green means good in webdesign and most all other applications of life. I guess green only means “go” on the streets and not in the art room! I got a no go.
Well, back to the drawing easel. Holy Cow!
Lilly asked me to make her 2 oil paintings similar to the one I gave her a month ago for her new apartment. I didn’t shoot a photo of it but it’s pretty basic. Some sky, some trees, mountains and maybe a lake since that is all I can do at the moment. The seascapes are pretty hard so I will do one of those after these 2.