Thursday, April 05, 2012

The Story Behind 40 works that changed my career 7

Number 7-Day Dreaming

I won't write too much about this piece here because the whole story about how I created it from start to finish can be seen on this link HERE.

DAY DREAMING, 13” x 10” Mixed Media(watercolour, coloured pencil, wax crayons, chalk pastel, 2008)

The work was chosen as part of the Patching's Art Competition organised by The Artist's Magazine in 2008 and a nice guy bought it! It meant a lot to me as it was one of the first times I sold a painting at the Patching's Art Competition and one of the first after I decided to take my career full time.

It's of my son Josh when he was much younger and I still love the piece so badly, so how I wish I hadn't sold the original but then-The Survival factor comes into play!

"Painters should focus on creating the best work they can. That is what they can control... Once the work is out there, its value is determined by people willing to spend money that they too worked hard for." -Brigitte Nowak


Azra said...

Wonderful ,again the light factor!
It must have been hard to let go of this one,but then all paintings are part of you so there is always that wrench,not that I've had an awful lot of experience,lol!

adebanji said...

Thanks Azra, you are right!

Unknown said...

It's beautiful and I'm really enjoying reading these stories behind the paintings. I'm glad you're spending the time doing it! :-)

adebanji said...

Thanks Haidee-Jo, I am happy you are enjoying them, I decided to do this as a way also of reviewing my past work.