After a year of planning and two weeks of painting, I sort of can’t believe it, but it is! Après un an de planification et quinze jours travail, j’ai un peu de mal à le croire, mais elle l’est!
There are three answers to this question, and, if you don’t think they are any good, I would encourage you to examine your own beliefs before finding fault with my decision.
Commission work has a bad reputation among artists, but I love doing it. Travailler sur commande a une mauvaise réputation chez les artistes, mais j’adore le faire.
Working on a mural is a good way to get a lot of exercise, especially if you paint like I do. Quand on travaille sur une peinture murale, on fait beaucoup d’exercice, surtout quand on peint comme moi je le fais.
Including today, I have five more days to work on the Kirk Reeves mural at 430 NE Lloyd. In my rational mind, I know it’s totally do-able, but as I write this it doesn’t feel that way.
As I’ve been working on my portrait mural of Kirk Reeves at 430 NE Lloyd over the last week or so, the question of appropriation has come up many times and in a variety of forms.
In business, it’s very useful to know how to politely but firmly tell people that they’re being rude or incompetent. En affaires, il est très utile de savoir comment dire poliment aux autres que leur comportement est désagréable ou incompétent.
While it’s pleasing to think that so many people like my unfinished work, I’m not ready to call it “good enough” and quit working on the Kirk Reeves mural.
Because working on a mural has changed my perspective.
Because, although it may not be immediately clear how the portrait of a man I knew only slightly is personal for me, it really is. Parce que, même si ce n’est pas tout de suite évident comment le portrait d’un homme que je connaissais à peine est personnel pour moi, il l’est.
A project like the Kirk Reeves mural doesn’t get done by one person alone.
So if I don’t talk with you as I’m working on the Kirk Reeves mural, that’s why!