Gosh, it’s one thing to be constantly producing new art but another thing altogether taking it digital, creating content for video production, then doing almost daily diligence with social media platforms… but at the end of the day, or beginning if you prefer, it just comes down to the pleasure of show and tell, to you. ‘
This is the first in the California series, central coast and SoCal next, then to Bishop… keep following, hit the Subscribe button on the YouTube page and you’ll be the super-cool soonest to see still wet oils and damp watercolors as they pour off my traveling brushes
“Happy Thanksgiving” is a watercolor painting I made for a lovely friend some years ago. It is framed in her kitchen, and year after year she and her two darling daughters get to enjoy it.
The legacy and provenance of a painting is very exciting to me. It is in fact the most satisfying thought which pertains to my art. As a career graphic designer, my work might last a weekend in a newspaper, a month in a magazine, a few years in a web site or brochure, and at best, ten to twenty years as a brand identity. Superb creative and purpose served, but gone. Paintings will outlast by generations if not centuries. From mom to daughter or son, to grandchildren and adventures beyond… a painting has a journey hard to predict, but with a warm smile we can imagine eyes that are ours but not, looking at an artwork like we look the same moon or stars ~ we share this moment, we remember, we dream on… Then go to Christies.
I will however, come haunt your butt regardless of the passing of time, if you put my paintings in storage as a commodity investment. I paint for as many well-met art lovers as I can find. Love and share on 🙂 – JG November 2017