as i paint today, i am thinking a lot about the business of promoting my own artwork. i think about roulette. i feel tired of watching and hoping. one of the good things about painting houses… i showed up, did the job, then, i got paid and went on to the next job. my studio work is like all my chips on “red, 9.”
In the game, players may choose to place bets on either a single number or a range of numbers, the colors red or black, or whether the number is odd or even.
To determine the winning number and color, a croupier spins a wheel in one direction, then spins a ball in the opposite direction around a tilted circular track running around the circumference of the wheel. The ball eventually loses momentum and falls on to the wheel and into one of 37 (in French/European roulette) or 38 (in American roulette) colored and numbered pockets on the wheel.