Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dried Gourd

"Dried Gourd"
5 X 7
Oil on Hardboard


I have had this dried gourd in my studio for quite a while.  I'm not sure what kind it is.  I call them Birdhouse gourds.   I was waiting for the perfect craft to come up to use it.  Or the perfect subject for a painting!


For my artist friends:

I saw this over at Seth Godin's Blog and thought it was worth meditating on.

"Where's The Heat?

Is that your goal? To find the next hot thing? Do you want to buy it, sell it, use it, eat it?
In every industry where there's fashion (which is every industry), people spend an enormous amount of time looking for heat. It defines the cutting edge, determines what's in or out, what's hot or not.
Two things worth considering:
a. the hot thing isn't always the thing that's aligned with your goals. Sure, sometimes the most profitable item is also the hot item of the moment, but for many companies, market share or profitability or utility has not a lot to do with being on the cutting edge of fashion. And as a user, the hot item of the moment isn't necessarily the thing that will create value or even identify you as truly hip.
b. The cycle of hot keeps getting shorter.
You can chase this, but it's not free, and it might not get you where you want to go."



Here is how it might look framed.



Contact me if you are interested in this painting.  You can also see more of my available paintings HERE. Or, to see other paintings available at auction simply search Karla Uphoff in Art on eBay.   Auctions start at just 1¢.

Contact me if you are interested in this painting.  You can also see more of my available paintings HERE. Or, to see other paintings available at auction simply search Karla Uphoff in Art on eBay.   Auctions start at just 1¢.

2 comments:

  1. Great texture on the gourd Karla and the composition is fantastic as always!!
    Only two days to go!!

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  2. I love this Gourd the texture really is wonderful!

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