Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I AM SO HAPPY--SUCCESS AT LAST!
Today I found out that Jerry's Artarama is releasing my new teaching video entitled "Fantasy Portraits in the Garden"--or something like that. This is a two hour video of me chasing my tail around Burning Oaks Studio in Raleigh, NC--teaching twelve unsuspecting victims how to paint a garden scene using a live indoor model. If it is like the first one (Fantasy Portraits at Sea) it will feature Yours Truly with big gut, food on shirt, and lots of heavy breathing--and, O yes, styled out hair derived from sleeping on the floor the night before. I am comforted by the fact that April Tolliver, a world class video editor, did the trailer and most of the post production--should be interesting--destined to be another cult classic! Twelve million copies were pre-ordered by the People's Republic as an example of what can happen in the capitalistic West if you attend art classes with Don Hatfield--BOY THAT'LL TEACH'EM! Obama will comment on the video tonight on C-Spam. WOW I just got call from Dr. Phil's people asking me to appear in person and explain why the trailer is causing mass histaria in Times Square! Woa! Tiger Wood's agent wants to hire me as a putting guru--what have I done! What in hell does Warren Buffet want--I have to answer his call--just a minute--Guess what?--he wants me to appear with him at the next G8 summit! These people are such a bother. It's not easy being a representational artist these days--O well.... Hope you are smiling--most of the above is true--I'll let you decide. Don