Thursday, May 04, 2006

Artist Joke


I drew this cartoon during the time I was working in a frame shop, and spent a lot of time matting the watercolors of one particular artist. They all looked pretty much the same to me, and often the colors were really muddy. Then the thought occurred to me... "well, it IS a painting of a swamp!"

My coworker who was a painting instructor loved it, so I sent it with some others to the Artist's Magazine. Unfortunately they were not interested, at least at the time they said they did not need any new cartoons for a while.

For those of you not artists, "a little muddy" means all your colors are running together too much and creating too much brown.

9 comments:

Mr. Althouse said...

Well, I'm no artist (at least where it comes to visual art forms), but I think I know the feeling all the same. ;-')

~Mike

Meow said...

Well, I think the Artists Magazine are the losers, here. They don't know the talent they passed up on. I always love the cartoons you share with us. The are wonderful.
Take care, Meow

Saur♥Kraut said...

I like it! It should be submitted to The New Yorker! Get cracking, missy! And I got it, but it's because I paint on occasion.

Jenn said...

Mr. Althouse, the feeling of hearing honest criticism of creative work is not easy to listen to. : {

thank you Meow, you are always so encouraging.

Saur, I was hoping you would get it! I'm not sure if the entire New Yorker audience would get it, although there are some very funny New Yorker cartoons about art and artists.

Jenn said...

Mr. Althouse, that was a crazy little frowny face at the end there... that got broken in half. : {

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Mr. Althouse said...

I'm not sure I was clear, I meant that when I write something that I consider dribble, it would be fair to call it a little muddy - and that I may have been writing about a swamp! There - clear as mud!

~Mike

Jenn said...

Mr. Althouse, I see, that is another way of looking at it for sure!

Saur♥Kraut said...

Well, remember that the New Yorker readers are better educated than the general pop. By all means, try it!

EmmaSometimes said...

it's very cute, jenn (I giggled!)