to purchase- be the first to contact me saying " its a doorway, but hey, i still like it"
Todays painting was more for me than anything else. it was a warmish afternoon and i had to paint this cool delivery door in the sun. this one's about practice.
remember that if you paint, you have to keep the process at the forefront of all of the energy.
dont be seduced into thinking that the end product is why we paint. we are like every other profession. practice makes perfect.
ballplayers lift weights, musicians play scales and "noodle" (fooling around making music) and artists paint, paint, paint. the more you paint the better you know how to handle your brushes, you know what the paints going to do, you can identify the values better and quicker and the whole process becomes more efficient. the more efficient, the more you can concentrate on "nailing the scene". the less you have to think about the process, the more you can paint from the left side of the brain. its that illusive quality called intuitive painting that we all strive for.
so if you want to paint better tomorrow than you did today, go paint a doorway with some afternoon sun on it. yeah its not the eiffel tower or some beautiful scene worthy of a "great painting", its the warehouse door of some abandoned building. but it'll help you paint the cool stuff better.
it'll come from out of nowhere, it'll flow out, it'll fall off the brush. you'll love the thing you painted effortlessly, and others will too. all because you painted some delivery door on a sunny afternoon knowing no one will want it. Come on... lets face it. todays painting is not a great painting!
remember,,, painting's NOT about the end product, its about the process.
now, enough of my pontifficating. only doing it because ive got some time off, i did a crappy painting today, and its a holiday. LOL