|rough sketch "Vision Moon"|
Thanks for stopping by... Darcy
Doin a bucket list thing. . . ."Never EVER forget to fly" Tandem Freefall Jump,Lake Elsinore, CA.
Darcy Gerdes ©2013 World Wide Copyright
|rough sketch "Vision Moon"|
|Work in Progress, "Warrior Moon"|
|Work in Progress, "Wild Solitude"|
|"Always a Work in Progress"|
Flying Pigment Studio
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Darcy Gerdes ©2012 World Wide Copyright
I was derelict and unable to get myself off the side of a barn in an apple orchard I had been living in for quite some time.
The woman I had been living with just couldn’t get me going and wanted a divorce. “I will find you a good woman who will love, inspire and care for you,” she reassured. I sat silent for months waiting for “that woman” to rescue me.
Early one cold January morning many years ago, a truck pulled onto the dirt road and backed up next to the barn. The cold keeps people in their beds longer in the winter, so in the quiet and solitude, she got out of her truck and started to hunt for me.
She looked weary from driving all night through snow, rain and hail. In jeans and a black leather jacket, she quietly searched the barn. The dog, Flea, gave her away. Flea is a nasty little thing always pissing on me. Alerted, the woman came out in her bathrobe and asked her inside.
I had been moved up beside the house, silent and shabby and waiting. She came up the walk and smiled and ran her hand across my back as she passed and went inside. The woman told the story of my demise and the divorce and all the other sordid details. She listened, then quietly laid out hundred dollar bills on a table and shook the woman’s hand. I had been rescued.
My life changed dramatically that morning. I now live in California away from the cold. She had the best in their field give me back my youth and vigor. I wear leathers made in England embedded with silver conches from New Mexico. People comment that I am positively dashing. I turn heads and stop traffic. Everyone wants to talk about me and I am now rather famous.
|work in progress . . .|
My portrait was painted at Flying Pigment Studios and can be seen on that web site. I have been in parades, worshipped in Laughlin Nevada, vacationed in Monterey and Yosemite and lovingly cared for since that cold January morning. I am now proud to represent my Milwaukee birthplace. At fifty-nine-years-old, life is somewhat bittersweet as she ages gracefully, yet I remain timeless. “You will always have a good woman who will love, inspire and care for you,” she reassures. I trust she will.
Written By: Janice Toepfer
I have known Jan since high school. We party now & then . . . lol!
Flying Pigment Studio Etsy Shop
Crow Spirit, 1949 WL Flathead Harley Davidson, 24x36" giclee canvas print
Thought that this was a good guide as far as pricing artwork. I receive Robert Genn's newsletter and follow him on twitter. Plz follow @robertgenn
My answers are in italic.
Thou shalt start out cheap. ( I did . . .)Thou shalt publish thy prices. ( They are . . .)Thou shalt not lower thy prices. ( Won't . . . not fair to previous clients.)Thou shalt raise thy prices regularly and a little. ( I do . . .)Thou shalt not have one price for Sam and another for Joe. ( Haven't done this . . .)Thou shalt not price by talent or time taken, but by size. ( I do, $3.50 sq inch . .)Thou shalt lay control on thy agents and dealers. ( Have gallery rep . . .)Thou shalt not easily discount thy prices. ( if you buy more then one OR amp; will send 10 % in your name to local art alliance. )Thou shalt deal with those who will honor thee. ( so far so good . . .)Thou shalt end up expensive. ( getting there . . .)
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|"Love at first Sight" 16x20 acrylic on canvas. private collector|
|"chit chattin" it up with local Idyllwildians |
work in progress "Yard Art"
Gary Kuscher, vice president of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild (AAI), has taken on the responsibility for planning the 14th iteration of the organization’s very popular Art Walk and Wine Tasting, to be held in town from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Last year, a committee performed much of what Kuscher is now doing as an individual. .READ MORE HERE: Idyllwild Town Crier, Author: Marshall SmithBuy your 2011 AAI Art Walk & Wine Tasting tickets online now at