I see what you mean but I think it is because he paints what sells for him. I love his use of color though and his seaside landscapes most of all. I know someone else you may like if you are not already a follower. I am absolutely in love with her work and you should look at the work of He works in pencil and gold leaf. I've never seen such attention to detail or such originality in work that even comes close to the type of work he does. I guess I feel that all the artists I really respect and enjoy should know each other. Does that sound lame?
Will check out the other people you suggest. Btw there are also problems that when one makes entire painting only with a knife (as Afremov), the masses of colors go also in similar way. This makes things boring too, the best results by my experience are when one has somewhere very thin layers, then heavy impasto on other parts.
I've seen other artists do much the same thing and you are right most of their work is like staring at a big glob of mixed and semi mixed paint but I don't really see that in his work. He does do a hard sell on everything he does. I had to stop watching his journals because they were all about selling his work and he sometimes did as many as two a day. Like I said I think he just does what sells for him and that is why he does the same thing all the time. It's just like some production artist in a room with nothing more than a pallet nife and some paint and canvases to work with hee keeps making them and people keep buying them. It works for him. I could never do it though.
Yep, kind of pipeline. To be avid is bad for an artist (not only for an artist). Here is what Richard Schmidt says in his book "Alla Prima" - "If you want to be famous, get into politics, or crime, or show business, or sports. If you paint to get rich, shame on you. If you paint because you must do it or die, you are my kind of painter, read on!" You'll see tomorrow one in his typical harmony, that I made yesterday. Nothing so complex btw
I will most definitely be looking for it. I agree with Mr. Schmidt. I would rather be an artist than anything. I'm actually working on some different stuff for a change from the manips myself. I've actually got a bit of money to spend so I'm making Christmas presents for my Grand Daughter and Daughter in law. I may also be doing some stuff for a few friends as well. I all depends on how well and how fast I recover from my surgery. I just had. I'm in a world of pain but still trying to keep myself busy.