ElephantitisApril 11, 2008
Okay, have any of you seen this on youtube yet?
At first you will find yourself wanting to rerun the beginning to see if you actually SEE the elephant painting, or if the picture CUTS TO the trunk painting the picture as if it was all rigged. Go ahead. Everyone has to do it. But by the end you believe that a freaking elephant can paint better than some people I know.
Why just today, I was feeling inferior to said elephant. I was painting along, and I thought about how unsteady the elephant’s trunk looks as he places the brush on the canvas. For all intents and purposes, it looks like he is going to miss the mark, but he gets it right every time. Kind of pissed me off. I kept missing today. My brush would not seem to work and I thought about how I might be better off holding it at the end of a long trunk standing two yards back. I’m wondering what his paintings sell for too. Which galleries is he in? I wonder if HE paints everyday. I bet he doesn’t stretch his own canvas, or shop for frames. Looks to me like he has assistants. Wonder who he studied with.
I think I just severly depressed myself. I can’t compete with elephants. They’re much bigger than me.
PS – I thought his tail sucked.