|Forum topic by lateralus819||posted 153 days ago||455 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
153 days ago
Figure this might be an appropriate forum for some help.
My wife currently work’s as a scenic artist, and has for about 10 years or so. She graduated from Yale, and was at one point a charge artist. She went to MCLA as well to further her career. Plus apprenticing at various play houses and the like through out her college career.
She keeps telling me she fears she doesn’t have a lot of skills, had she ever lost her job, she doesn’t know what she would do. This christmas, i invested $300 in a nice airbrush for her to start playing with, i knew it wouldn’t be a waste as she loves to paint. I keep trying to tell her to try and do some side business painting ANYTHING. This may seem biased, because she is my wife, but she literally can paint anything. I had her paint a portrait of my son a few years ago, and prior to this, i didn’t know she could even paint portraits, let alone this well.
Heres the original (it’s doctored from an app on my phone, not the one she used for reference)
Here is one from college. Yes that is fake brick.
And he is some table leg’s she wood grained for our old kitchen table, they we’re white.
She clearly has a gift, and I’d love for her to use it. I’m sure there is a want for Faux finishes, and portraits and the like. I told her to try out craigslist or etsy for starters. She put the portrait of my son up at work, and in turn got a job to paint a portrait for a co-worker as a result.
All in all I’m trying to tell her she can do it, but was looking for some input on the situation. Thanks.
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