Wednesday, February 1, 2012
"It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away." - Oriah Mountain Dreamer
This winter the weather has been strange and unfortunately I haven't gotten in any snowshoeing and very little skiing. So for my lack of outdoor activities, I've been spending a lot more time in the studio. Some big project possibilities are coming my way as well as the desire to get some really great paintings done to ship to my galleries this spring. I'm also busy entering some juried shows which help me to "spread my art" across the country.
I had a conversation today with an artist friend of mine. We discussed art, emerging vs. established artists, the process and plan artists have and more. One common thread that we all feel is very important to success as an artist is to devote yourself to your art - to live and breathe it. And also to enter shows, callings etc. - all for exposure . . . exposure is a good thing.
So not only am I busy painting, but also doing all the paperwork and promoting as well . . . AND teaching a few workshops here in my studio which start this weekend and I'm really excited about sharing art ideas!
This image is Green Pastures and is 6x8" oil on wood.