The surest sign that the art world is taking a solid hit in the falling economy:
Seriously though, if you’re a painter and you need to bring in some cash, paint boats.
Because, if there’s one subset of the population incapable of bringing perspective to bear upon blowing huge amounts of cash, for which the gulf between “want” and “need” is so blurry as to not exist, it’s boating enthusiasts.
Unfortunate, from where I sit, is that I’m so far removed from the yachting class that I don’t think I could get nautical painting right even if I tried. See the slanting angle of the ships’ masts? I couldn’t do that without painting in a polka dotted Kraken emerging from the water to drag them back to the 18th century, where they belong.
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