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    Some of you might get a chuckle out of this blog post: http://sketch-o-theday.blogspot.com/...-sharpies.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anemone View Post
    Some of you might get a chuckle out of this blog post: http://sketch-o-theday.blogspot.com/...-sharpies.html
    Love it!

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    I like the monster house. (the last one) I would hang that in my living room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danceronice View Post
    High artistic ideals don't pay the gas bill. Unlike the overwhelming majority of people who went to art school, he's at least making more than a living off it and isn't selling at Starving Artist shows in cheap convention centers.
    Really - the overwhelming majority of people who went to art school? I went to art school & my art school friends of 30+ years are all doing perfectly fine financially & it's not from selling their work at starving artists art shows in cheap convention centers (or weekend hotel rooms). They did not become financially comfortable from lowering their standards to the point they were slapping a couple brush marks on a prepared canvas (I can't even call it painting) & then signing it as if it were a work of original craftsmanship. They earned their money by continuing to grow as artists while constantly improving on their craft.

    There will always be people who simply must propagate the starving artist image, but it has certainly not been my personal experience. I tend to believe some use it as an excuse & it is not artist in the "starving artist" that makes them starving. Those same people might not have been successful had they chosen other endeavors, including careers which are usually considered financially lucrative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbell1 View Post
    So, he's now the 'painter of light beer'?
    As long as it's domestic & not my blessed Corona.

    http://www.salon.com/life/feature/20...thomas_kinkade

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    Quote Originally Posted by peibeck View Post
    His stuff always reminds me of those Christmas villages some people buy buildings for every year and set on their mantle place.
    Er...yes..some people...

    Quote Originally Posted by overedge View Post
    This is the sort of art that I think does a better job of portraying hard-working people...
    http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/29.100.129
    Yeah, but it would make a real bummer of a festive popcorn tin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrAarghHrumph View Post
    One of my favorite articles about him is this one:
    http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/fir...ntasy/#respond
    Thanks for this. It was a great analysis, and also very insightful in the way it contextualized his body of work. It actually helped me see a glimmer of potentiality in him that I never knew existed.

    I also really liked how it touched on the Anglo-centric undertones in his fastasyscapes which I've always found to be a rather insidious motif.

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    My grandmother will be crushed... I think in her opinion he's almost God himself
    "Beautiful things don't ask for attention." -The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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