This is a combination of two photos, I made it six years ago. Today, in five minutes, I changed it from colour to black and white, and put a new date on it. Five minutes work… it will probably get more ‘likes’ than Chloe Grace Moretz, which was at least 12 hours of loving work. I think this sucks.
I will not be posting any more WIP’s. I thought people might like to see my process, how much work I actually put into what I love, but I think people just get bored with them, and even stop seeing the development. One of the Chloe WIP’s got twice as many ‘likes’ as the finished work, which was 50 times better/more developed… for me, this was heart-wrending. After it had been up for 12 hours (the final Chloe), and still only had a few ‘likes’, I did a little experiment, to test a hypotheses. I took a 5 year old, cheesy/bland sunset photo, cropped it, and called it Rows & Flows… the whole process took, literally, 5 minutes at most. Within a few hours, it had more ‘likes’ than Chloe Grace Moretz, as I knew it would have. People prefer my throwaway, 5 minute rubbish to my lovingly crafted, 12-plus hours of work paintings. They always have. This one will probably also be more popular than Chloe. And I needn’t worry about offending anyone with what I’ve just written, because no one reads this stuff. I won’t stop doing/posting paintings, just won’t bore anyone with WIP’s anymore.