People have a distorted idea of what being an artist is like. They think we live a glamorous life where we do nothing but drink beer, smoke cigarettes with conviction and magically paintings appear.
”it must be nice.”, they sneer. I’m sure those people think that what we do is not REALLY work.
Ever stretched a 6’ canvas? Trust me. It’s work.
its work that I love. But it is still work - complete with deadlines and negative feedback.
But there is a secret that I harbor- a special perk that only artists get and YES! You SHOULD be jealous. Very jealous.
It is the super cathartic first step of the painting day for acrylic painters: peeling dried paint off the palette.
If you only knew how fantastic it is to peel dried paint off of palettes, you would just faint from envy. There is nothing better than a nice smooth peel of Hansa Yellow from a slick plastic palette. It is so rewarding when the paint comes off in one piece. The top part of the dried paint is rough and textured while the underside is slick and shiny.
Now you know my secret. And yeah, it is nice.
I can’t wait to peel this baby off that palette tomorrow morning.