Fun Stuff!

Fine Art Fun Stuff: Here are some photographs and images created just for fun and artistic promotional marketing purposes.

If anyone is able to do something equal or better Fine Art Fun Stuff and send me the images for inclusion here, I will give a free print if suitably impressive…!

Here is one of my personal happy places – Saunton Sands in Devon, which is close to my old home. Bliss is a champagne cream tea on the terrace of the hotel overlooking the beach and a little higher up from where this photo was taken. You get an idea of scale when studying the size of the people on the beach, especially the surfers carrying their surfboards back from the sea just above the .com letters. It took around an hour and didn’t appear to generate much additional traffic to my website, though at least it inspired friends of a couple getting married the next day to do something similar.

Saunton Sands in Devon. Vview from the hotel in 2009

A very contemporary version of my painting of John Lennon – Imagine. But this one is a fine art frosting painting on a yummy 7″ chocolate cake base, created using a cake knife while drinking an Amoretto Sour on a very wet and windy Sunday…
It was 100% edible from a smoke and pet free home and greatly appreciated by it’s recipients… Reportedly…

Imagine (John Lennon) – Fine art cake painting using sugar frosting

Here’s a scrabble board, one of my favourite board games, using the letters to create as many words relative to my particular artwork as I could quickly think of, along with a few others to use up most of the remaining letters…

Scrabble advertising promotion words

Alphabet pasta letters on toast. Yum…

Website title on alphabet toast – Yum…

Alphabet soup. More Yum.

R Young Art alphabet soup – More yummmm

And a chocolate cake for desert. Maybe I should produce a recipe book?

R Young Art chocolate cake. Delicious!

What a beautiful necklace…

R Young Art necklace

Yum. Shortbread…

R Young Art shortbread

Yum. Cookies and wine…

R Young Art cookies and wine

Yum. Fisherman’s Pie…

R Young Art fishermans pie

Yum. Sweets…

R Young Art sweets

Fine Art Fun Stuff. Here’s a virtual exhibition created on Fotofunia

Fine Art Fun Stuff. Here are a few virtual publications created on Magmypic

Here’s my dream job

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Please bear this in mind when buying from me as it’s true! I am not a gallery chain with a CEO on a six figure salary:

When you buy from a small business

Please bear this in mind when inquiring about a commission. Having said that, I’ve seen lots of art that looks like it took seconds to create, selling for several £ thousand in London!

When your client asks if you can do it cheaper

And yes, I work from my home office and studio, though hopefully not quite like this:

I work from home

Why is it that everyone tells an artist what they should paint, yet no one tells their anaesthetist what much anaesthetic to use and neither so they offer a lower price?

And how could I not include a few Artist jokes:

An artist asked the gallery owner if there had been any interest in his paintings on display at that time. “I have good news and bad news,” the owner replied. “The good news is that a gentleman enquired about your work and wondered if it would appreciate in value after your death. When I told him it would, he bought all 15 of your paintings.” “That’s wonderful,” the artist exclaimed. “What’s the bad news?” “The guy was your doctor…”

An artist had been working on a nude portrait for a long time. Every day, he was up early and worked late – bringing perfection with every stroke of his paint brush. As each day passed, he gained a better understanding of the female body and was able to really make his paintings shine. After a month, the artist had become very weary from this non-stop effort and decided to take it easy for the day. Since his model had already shown up, he suggested they merely have a glass of wine and talk – since normally he preferred to do his painting in silence. They talked for a few hours, getting to know each other better. Then as they were sipping their claret, the artist heard a car arriving outside. He jumped up and said, “Oh no! It’s my wife! Quick, take off your clothes!”

After his wife divorced him, Steve asked his artist friend Dave to fix him up with a blind date. The morning after, Steve called Dave and moaned “what kind of a guy do you think I am. That girl you fixed me up with was balding and cross-eyed; her nose was long, thin and crooked; she had hair growing on her face; she was flat chested and her ankles were as thick as her thighs”. Dave replied “either you like Picasso, or you don’t like Picasso.”

Q: Why did Van Gogh become a painter?
A: Because he didn’t have an ear for music.

An Artist Parody: A grey bearded facilities engineer retired and a few weeks later one of the big machines that he looked after broke down, which was essential to the company’s operations. His young and inexperienced replacement couldn’t get the machine to work again so the company called in the grey bearded facilities engineer as an independent consultant.
The grey bearded facilities engineer agreed, arrived at the factory, took one look at the big machine, grabbed a sledge hammer, and whacked the machine once, whereupon the machine started right up and ran as smooth as Sade. The grey bearded facilities engineer left and the company is back in business once again.
The next day the company manager received a bill from the grey bearded facilities engineer for £5,000. The manager was furious at the charge and refused to pay. The grey bearded facilities engineer assured him that it’s a fair price. The manager retorted that if it’s a fair price the grey bearded facilities engineer won’t mind itemizing the bill. The grey bearded facilities engineer agreed that this is a fair request and complied.
The itemized bill reads….

  1. Hammer: £5
  2. Knowing where to hit the machine with the hammer: £4,995

More Artist reference fun stuff coming shortly…