Yes, they really did object…
If that is not art I will eat it…. Good thing it is digital…
When I posted that blog about my cover art some were amazed that Smashwords would take issue with my witch in the lake.
It is sad that I had to do this to pacify the Puritans …
No, witches don’t really melt when you get them in water. Could you imagine if they did, there would be no witches, Well, no witches that you could stand to be around as they would stink the high heavens!
Yes, Witches enjoy a shower like the rest of the world. Yes, some witches do have nice butts even though I admit that my cover art witch, is my creation…. Lol
My claim is that I was under the spell of the witches to create butt that is perfect from the bottom to the top…
I like Big Butts and I cannot lie… oops I digress
I was thinking about a story regarding Francisco Goya when I got this from Smashwords.
This painting of his was so risqué that it was not seen in public. He in fact never got to see his work on public display during his lifetime.
I love this painting, not so much for the Nude Maja but the incredible detail.
I did a study of fabric with my own nude and mine is crap compared to his.
I found Goya’s on line and took the liberty of doing a little touch-up. Still this is a fabulous painting so much so that I may do one like it just to have it on my wall. No, can’t sell a copy of someone’s painting but there is nothing wrong with doing it for yourself.
Often times we artist get into trouble when we do such things for pecuniary interests. (Making money)
Copying his work however to learn, is perfectly acceptable.
I enjoy art immensely. I could not resist touching up this painting by Goya. I did it for two reasons really.
The first is the copy I found on the internet has been modified already from the original. Second I came to know the painting as I can see his brush strokes. The paint used is nothing like we have today. Back in the day, they made their own paint and cadmium red or cadmium anything was toxic as hell.
While we think that we are safer today with our modern day paints and chemicals I would tell you that just because it is odorless does not mean that it is not toxic. I still use very well ventilated areas for painting. In the cooler months, I might very well go outside to paint.
Today with the IPad Pro and some good software, I can get my art fix with no chemicals.
Take a look at the Goya and then my fabric study and you will see what I mean.
I did this fifteen plus years ago so consider that when judging me … LOL
In other News, Perpetual Palpitation seems to be moving up the charts of books downloaded.
If you are on this blog, and you are the one of those buying it, Thanks for that!
I look for trends and then try to analyze them.
Marketing 101 ….
For Some of you, it is already Monday Morning…On behalf of us still, on Sunday have a great and Super Week!
Much Love -TW