Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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I was drawn to this scene because of the overall abstract design. When painting plein-aire, there is so much to take in. It can be dizzying. But that is the challenge of painting. To make comprehensible all that we see before us. Actually, this is the purpose of painting for me.
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Monday, September 15, 2008
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This is my second excursion into plein-air painting. As I was painting this view, the Mississippi River was just a few feet behind me. I was so intent on working, I was startled three times by people looking over my shoulder. Maybe people should wear bells so they can't sneak up on you.
Painted in Acrylic on stretched canvas. Available through Paypal in my gallery on Daily Painters.com.
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Sunday, September 14, 2008
So much has changed since this year began. My outlook on life has changed with it. I believe I have a softer, more open view of the world around me. A deeper knowledge into the love God has for all the universe. This evening just before dark, I ventured outdoors and painted the first plein-air painting I have done in quite a while. I really enjoyed working quickly in the challenge of the changing light as the sun was going down. The necessity of simplicity and sponaneity. The energy is embedded into the canvas. This is the first of many more plein-air paintings to come.
This painting is available in my gallery on the Daily Painters website. Acrylic on stretched canvas. $5. shipping. Paypal is accepted.
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Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Charity has been my beloved companion for the last 15 years. Last night, she passed away in my arms after a short illness. My brother always said she acts more like a dog than a cat. Always running to greet me when I came in the door. Never far when working in the studio. I don't believe we know one half of one per cent about anything, but I know God is love and He loves His creation. In the end, I think that is really all we need to know.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I haven't posted anything during the month of August. If this year hasn't been something, it will do until the something shows up. To everything there is a season under heaven. This year has not been a productive season as far as creative output, I know that it serves a purpose for bringing out deeper creativity and perhaps even greater output in the future.
I did this sketch of Michelle during an hour pose at an acrylic class I teach at Bucktown in Davenport, Iowa. I like the spontanaity of having to complete a painting so rapidly, especially when working on a larger canvas. Just let go and paint.
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