Day 17 (40 Galleries in 40 days)

Today I am working on my latest “Currency” painting. Its inspired by the verse from Psalms 49:7 CEV  “You can not buy back your life or pay off God”. The Currency series is very personal to me but I feel that the message is universal; that money is a tool (an important tool!) but just something that needs to be seen in God’s perspective. None us get through the tough times alone. Maybe, in a small way, my paintings would help some us remember that we are not alone.
I am now at 17 galleries in 17 days. I will be looking at three more galleries by tomorrow, since the weekends have other concerns that need to be attendend to. The gallery show comes down this weekend. Thank you for all whom attended and gave so many well wishes.It was a wonderful experience.
Next week I am teaching my first online art class.Let me know if you would be interested.
God Bless,
Timothy

Day 17 (40 Galleries in 40 days)

Today I am working on my latest “Currency” painting. Its inspired by the verse from Psalms 49:7 CEV  “You can not buy back your life or pay off God”. The Currency series is very personal to me but I feel that the message is universal; that money is a tool (an important tool!) but just something that needs to be seen in God’s perspective. None us get through the tough times alone. Maybe, in a small way, my paintings would help some us remember that we are not alone.
I am now at 17 galleries in 17 days. I will be looking at three more galleries by tomorrow, since the weekends have other concerns that need to be attendend to. The gallery show comes down this weekend. Thank you for all whom attended and gave so many well wishes.It was a wonderful experience.
Next week I am teaching my first online art class.Let me know if you would be interested.
God Bless,
Timothy

Day 10 “40 Galleries in 40 Days”

I took a few days to relax and take it easy with the galleries. I did apply to a gallery in Jersey City, New Jersey today. Its a local gallery and it would be nice to have representation there. That make 15 galleries in 10 days.

I am working on a small portrait. Its of the same model and lighting as the pose in the large Currency painting I am beginning to draw out on the canvas. This helps me familiarize myself with the pose and the colors. I always tell my students, the more you know about the subject of your painting, before you begin, the better.
There is a great deal of things going on in my life right now and it could derail my goals and aspirations. Through prayer and patience, I am going to follow through with the 40 galleries in 40 days.
Take Care and God Bless,
Tim

“Maya Mystery”  Pastel on Canson

Day 10 “40 Galleries in 40 Days”

I took a few days to relax and take it easy with the galleries. I did apply to a gallery in Jersey City, New Jersey today. Its a local gallery and it would be nice to have representation there. That make 15 galleries in 10 days.

I am working on a small portrait. Its of the same model and lighting as the pose in the large Currency painting I am beginning to draw out on the canvas. This helps me familiarize myself with the pose and the colors. I always tell my students, the more you know about the subject of your painting, before you begin, the better.
There is a great deal of things going on in my life right now and it could derail my goals and aspirations. Through prayer and patience, I am going to follow through with the 40 galleries in 40 days.
Take Care and God Bless,
Tim

“Maya Mystery”  Pastel on Canson

Day Six “40 Galleries in 40 Days”

  
Day 6 was a Sunday and I made sure that I went to church. Giving one day a week to God is important to me. I always thank him for everything. It was very inspiring and felt refreshed spiritually afterward. God is my priority. I am working on that.
I have been working on polishing technique a little bit. Like a prize fighter, I make sure that I am always in training. I like to push my ability to create realistic imagery to the next level. Today I practiced using Venetian red for under painting. If we don’t strive to get better and better the work will remain unchanged. For me, linear change is crucial for me technically and also progressing in my expression on major themes within my work.
I sent two galleries in Maryland, my portfolio. One is the The McBride Gallery and the other The Neptune Gallery. The first looked like my work would fit nicely. That makes14 galleries in the first six days. Its Sunday night and I hope you all had a great weekend. I pray your week is an amazing one.
Take Care and God Bless,
Tim

Day Six “40 Galleries in 40 Days”

  
Day 6 was a Sunday and I made sure that I went to church. Giving one day a week to God is important to me. I always thank him for everything. It was very inspiring and felt refreshed spiritually afterward. God is my priority. I am working on that.
I have been working on polishing technique a little bit. Like a prize fighter, I make sure that I am always in training. I like to push my ability to create realistic imagery to the next level. Today I practiced using Venetian red for under painting. If we don’t strive to get better and better the work will remain unchanged. For me, linear change is crucial for me technically and also progressing in my expression on major themes within my work.
I sent two galleries in Maryland, my portfolio. One is the The McBride Gallery and the other The Neptune Gallery. The first looked like my work would fit nicely. That makes14 galleries in the first six days. Its Sunday night and I hope you all had a great weekend. I pray your week is an amazing one.
Take Care and God Bless,
Tim

Day 5 “40 Galleries in 40 Days”.

Its day 5 in the “40 Galleries in 40 Days”. I received my first rejection letter. I was not bummed but happy; I am happy because to be rejected, I have to expand my circle. I will not be denied this opportunity to send my work to galleries that otherwise would not see my work, if I was not conducting this experiment.
I went into Manhattan today and had seen a show in a high profile gallery. I was happy to be there. I did see the work of an artist that sold their piece for 20,000 dollars. I know that my work is as technically sound and I feel I can match up with this artist as well as the others that show at this gallery. If this sounds cocky, I hope that it doesn’t. That is not the intent of the statement. We all should recognize our hard work and talent, even when many may not. That is OK, because Colonel Sanders , after realizing that he could not live on Social Security, started offering his secret recipe to restaurants. He received over 1000 “NO”s before he received a yes. The rest is history. We can only sell what we believe in. 
This evening I sent my work to two galleries in St. Louis. Its a great city and has a very large culture minded population. As always, I am straight forward in my emails and let them know I would like to represented by their galleries.
Believe in yourselves and share your dreams to your confidants!
God Bless,
Tim

Day 5 “40 Galleries in 40 Days”.

Its day 5 in the “40 Galleries in 40 Days”. I received my first rejection letter. I was not bummed but happy; I am happy because to be rejected, I have to expand my circle. I will not be denied this opportunity to send my work to galleries that otherwise would not see my work, if I was not conducting this experiment.
I went into Manhattan today and had seen a show in a high profile gallery. I was happy to be there. I did see the work of an artist that sold their piece for 20,000 dollars. I know that my work is as technically sound and I feel I can match up with this artist as well as the others that show at this gallery. If this sounds cocky, I hope that it doesn’t. That is not the intent of the statement. We all should recognize our hard work and talent, even when many may not. That is OK, because Colonel Sanders , after realizing that he could not live on Social Security, started offering his secret recipe to restaurants. He received over 1000 “NO”s before he received a yes. The rest is history. We can only sell what we believe in. 
This evening I sent my work to two galleries in St. Louis. Its a great city and has a very large culture minded population. As always, I am straight forward in my emails and let them know I would like to represented by their galleries.
Believe in yourselves and share your dreams to your confidants!
God Bless,
Tim

Day Four, 40 Galleries in 40 days

Hi There,
Day Four in the 40 Galleries in 40 Days, and I am plugging away regardless of my own negative thoughts that try to creep into my mind. Through faith, I say why not me?, when I think why me? When I hear myself think, I am not prepared, I say to myself, now is the time.
I called three galleries and they wanted me to email my website to them. There were two in Boston and the third is in Los Angeles, CA. The three today makes ten galleries in the first four days.
I woke up this morning and I was able to work on a portrait painting in pastel. I enjoy the process of painting so much. Its the love of creating that is the draw for me. I am realizing that I have to find the balance of doing the work and getting it out there. Each will feed off one another. The business of art is not taboo, its important.
I hope that this blog is helping others out there to reach those goals that were always thought as unattainable. I hope you all have a blessed weekend.
God Bless,
Tim

Day Four, 40 Galleries in 40 days

Hi There,
Day Four in the 40 Galleries in 40 Days, and I am plugging away regardless of my own negative thoughts that try to creep into my mind. Through faith, I say why not me?, when I think why me? When I hear myself think, I am not prepared, I say to myself, now is the time.
I called three galleries and they wanted me to email my website to them. There were two in Boston and the third is in Los Angeles, CA. The three today makes ten galleries in the first four days.
I woke up this morning and I was able to work on a portrait painting in pastel. I enjoy the process of painting so much. Its the love of creating that is the draw for me. I am realizing that I have to find the balance of doing the work and getting it out there. Each will feed off one another. The business of art is not taboo, its important.
I hope that this blog is helping others out there to reach those goals that were always thought as unattainable. I hope you all have a blessed weekend.
God Bless,
Tim