Here is what I've learned...if you paint a lot you'll improve! Here's what else I've learned...if you paint a lot you'll also wind up with stacks of bad paintings. I'm thinking the ratio might be something like 10 to 1. What's wrong with many paintings (especially those done on-site) is that they have middle values...middle values and more middle values. Ho-hum! Look at your crap paintings and see if I'm not right! Something needs to dominate to make a good painting....and that's my public service announcement for the day.
More cat-sitting with little Maxine. She used to hide from me, but now I can tell she likes sitting with me while I do my daily sketch of her. My credo is that if there is no time for painting I'll do at least one sketch of something (anything) per day. Maxine is a good subject!
Yesterday was Halloween and the newest family top banana paid us a visit. We didn't have many trick or treaters...so I ate 5 mini-snickers after dinner. (God help me!)
Say...how was YOUR day?
(Top Photo) Paintings to be recycled/repurposed and thrown away to make room for new better paintings!
(Center) Maxine chillin while I sketch her pretty curves
(Bottom) Topher & Eloise
Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competition and Exhibition 2014 (10th Annual) Columbia Art Gallery Reception, Sept 5, 2014 6-8pm Overall exhibit dates: Sept 5- Sept 28, 2014 215 Cascade Street Hood River, OR
(To celebrate its summer special exhibition: The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden) Event Dates: 8/8/2014 - 8/10/2014 Reception: 8/9/2014 Location: Portland Art Museum (503) 226-2811 1219 SW Park Ave Portland OR 97205
Alla Prima Portland First Annual Invitational Group Show 2014