The weather is FINE in Northwest Arkansas this morning. My life is FINER. Sitting on my back deck listening to the birds and watching golfers...the waterfall in the pool is splashing...just wish I could paint a picture of how nice it feels. Durinda says you can't paint a feeling, but just maybe, babé! My view...the coffee tastes great.
My mom used to tell me that I never saw dirty windows because I focused on what was beyond the windows. Guess what, mom? I haven't changed. As I am training my artist's eye, I stare at people and look for that little triangle of light below their eye and think about how I would paint him/her. Sometimes when driving I have to force me to pay attention to the road and not stare at the sky and ponder what pigments would make that glorious color. I feel like a giant sponge soaking up all these techniques and studies...just ready to explode with the best art I've done yet. (of course, for the most part I think every piece of art is better than the ones before because I'm learning so much and practicing every day).
Got a new blog today from an artist I barely crossed paths with last year. I really wanted our paths to converge a bit longer because I learned much from her teaching. Theresa Rankin is so wise and has great quotes. She ain't a bad painter, neither!
Anyway, I'm off to the studio...check out Theresa's blog at http://www.theresarankinfineart.blogspot.com.
I added her to my favorite blogs and have subscribed so I don't miss a single one of hers.
Now, off to 'work' if you can call it that!
vicki aka Red
Friday, August 8, 2008
Posted by VickiRossArt at 10:45 AM