My newest painting is titled, The Black Widow. My goal was to create a painting showing a bunch of people at a funeral, and the sexy widow is already hitting on a guy at the funeral. I was explaining this to Elizabethe and commenting how I want there to be some indication that she’s the black widow.
Elizabethe came up with a great idea. She suggested I paint her wearing a black bolero with a red shell under it. The bolero is buttoned in the front and the jacket forms two converging triangles creating a red hourglass shape.
Bingo! She nailed it.
I started working on it while we were at Focus NY, and today I spent hours getting it to a point where I’m seeing it all come together.
I spent half the day catching up on work I couldn’t do while at Focus NY. It’s funny, I’ve heard people comment how the conference is such a great deal. Well, let’s see… There’s the drive there and back, the hotel, meals away from home, oh… and time away from your business.
I figure it cost about $12,000 to attend. If I bring this up at the next meeting it might wake them up as to the actual cost.
Hmmm… workshop… Now we’re talking about $14,000-$15,000.
Continuing education isn’t cheap. Photography isn’t just owning a camera, it’s huge investment of time and money.