Well.... its the last time i'll post this year. hard to believe. wonder how many i did this year?
i think of all the seasons. last winter painting my soup bowl and fooling with object still lifes. then spring with the trip to key west and charleston, summer painting marshes and boats in blistering heat. then the fall with its cooler temps, bluebird blue skies, and then back inside these days painting from studies, photos, and still life stuff again. i remember fondly the wonderful people who took my workshops this year and all the customers who bought my art in galleries and on this blog. you paid my bills, encouraged me to paint, paint, and paint some more! Lotsa folks came to the half dozen or so shows i had in 08 and i loved meeting them and watching them connect with what i created. thats why painters paint!
its been a wild ride for sure and 09 guarantees to have its ups and downs as well. but i "fear no evil for He is with me" and when i get scared i'll paint. when i get down i'll just paint. when i want to quit i'll just paint. when its good and i dont think it'll get any better, i'll paint. its the only thing i can control this coming year. hey....that works for me!
Hi Mike, I just caught one of your lessons on Jerry's Artarama. I've now found your blog and look forward to checking it out. I'm a 45 year old beginner and am hooked. Happy New Year.
thanks for stopping by. glad you like my online lessons. i also did instructional painting dvds if youre interested. you have a great 09 and always feel free to contact me whenever you want! people helped me out all the time and i want to return the favor. good luck slinging paint. nothing better!
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