Tuesday, August 25, 2009


REHEARSAL is a 5x7 pastel on PastelBord. Bidding begins at $100.

Jeri asked on my previous post, how I manage to be so prolific. I thought I'd answer here.

Many years ago, in an effort to loosen up my work, I started working small, 5"x5", and limiting my time on each piece to 30 minutes. At the end of the 30 minutes, I'd start a new piece. I did that for months. It was an excellent lesson, which not only made a big difference in my work, it also got me into the habit of working quickly.

Another reason may be that on the days I work in the studio, I spend all day there, from 9-6. It's my full-time job. I kind of get into a frenzy working.

And then the last reason may be that many many years ago, if I didn't sell my work, my kids wouldn't eat. It was survival. Being hungry makes a big difference in one's determination to produce.

One more thing, which has absolutely nothing to do with the above. My daughter, Meg, wants to win a trip to New York. If you care to, vote for her here: http://www.bodybyvictoria.com/#/Gallery/64


  1. Simply Inspirational! The kind of thing I needed to hear TODAY! God Bless!
    Love your work from the day I saw your first piece!

  2. It is with great pleasure I voted for your daughter! It reminded me of when we were young and I was able to give a ride to the most beautiful person in the world.

  3. Always enjoyable to see your Pastel works. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Ken Gray, you are too nice. Good to hear from you.