Monday, April 30, 2012

#119 Dune Magic

#119 Dune Magic
8" by 8" original oil on canvas with sides painted

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.  ~William Faulkner

It seems that there were not quite enough days in the month for me to get my newsletter out so I will be sending one in early May!  I will be announcing TWO free painting winners at that time for both April and May.  Today I purchased a new Sony camera to help with taking both inspirational photos to paint as well as ones for my web sites and prints.  I did not take this with it but should have it all charged up and ready to go tomorrow.  Delivered more paintings to Norfolk Academy show as I had sold a couple already.  Yeah!  Hope your week is off to a great start.  I am looking forward to next week's visit to my friend Susan in North Carolina and to attending Dreama Tolle Perry's workshop with her!  I have stocked up on some new paints and brushes so I am ready!  I loved this quote about art as have felt that while looking at some of my favorite artists work and in the process of painting my own, have felt a deep connection to my subject..almost as if it were taking on a life of its own.  There are so many ways to be an artist too whether it be with the written word, sculpting, gardening, singing, photography, crafting, etc.  Fun Fun Fun!!!  What are your favorite ways to be creative?
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