Don't get me wrong. I take my painting seriously and try to work at it every day. At the same time, it's a bit late in my life to spend the time and energy that's required to market my art enough to make a living at it. I just want to master my craft and maybe leave a little mark on the world.
That said, being on a limited budget, it's important to me that I make enough money to pay for art supplies; but more important is my desire for the affirmation received from the sale of my art. Without the sale of paintings to strangers my insecurities run wild.
Fortunately, I've been blessed with many sales... so today I reach for a brush and with confidence begin another painting just for the fun of it. Here's the one I just finished:
5"x 7" oil on board