|Myself and Scott Bauer with his painting Allure, on board the Allure of the Seas.|
|Allure, 2015, Scott Bauer|
|On White II, 1923, Wasilly Kandinsky|
|One of Bauer's rare departures from Kandinsky geometry.|
|Forest Sunrise, Scott Bauer|
|Construction Project, Scott Bauer|
|Descent into Chaos, Scott Bauer|
|Serenity, 2015, Scott Bauer,|
his second painting endeavor aboard
the Allure of the Seas.
It is quite acceptable for an artist to know his or her limitations and work within them. Bauer appears to do both. Nonetheless, an artist cannot show significant growth while working within stringent, self-imposed limitations as to style and/or content. An artist needs to work and study aimed at expanding those limitations. Having said that, Bauer's painting, Allure, done on the ship, sold for a good price to a couple also traveling on the Allure of the Seas, bringing the artist to the realization that: "I got more international exposure in two weeks than I got in the past 3 years. Why did I not think of this before?" Indeed. This public relations/marketing ploy, while somewhat costly, marks Scott as cutting-edge in that regard. Whole careers have been built on less.
|Scott Bauer at work on the early stages of his painting, Allure.|
|Scott Bauer enjoying the attention as the only|
working artist aboard the Allure of the Seas.
More of Scott Bauer's work can be seen at: www.sjbauer.com