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"French Icing" (served up with Vincent!) SOLD

“French Icing”
6 x 6in oil on museum quality panel

Tell him that, for me, Millet and Lhermitte are the real artists for the very reason they do no paint things as they are, traced in a dry analytical way, but as they—Millet, Lhermitte, Michelangelo—feel them.  Tell him that my great longing is to learn to make those very incorrectnesses, those deviations, remodellings, changes in reality , so that they may become, yes, lies if you like—but truer than the literal truth…”

“….I tell you, if one wants to be active, one must not be afraid of failures, one must not be afraid of making some mistakes.  .. Many painters are afraid of the blank canvas, but the blank canvas is afraid of the really passionate painter who is daring—and who has once and for all broken that spell of  ‘you cannot’……”
Painting, writing, with purpose.  Knowing what the intention is behind the doing of it.  Getting clear on intention comes from asking the right questions. 
What do I want art to do/be in my life?  How can I serve by what I do? 

Ask  big questions, but only if you want big answers..:))

The size of your question determines the size of your answer.

Note:  Vincent’s quotes are from the same book I quoted from in my previous post (which seemed to resonate with a bunch of you), Vincent by himself, edited by Bruce Bernard.
Taking chances, pushing out of your comfort zone–we touched on this in last week’s conversation with Kevin Macpherson–a really worthwhile listen.:)

In Other News:
  • This week’s guest on Artists Helping Artists blog radio  is Clint Watson, creator of Fine Art Views Newsletter and Fine Art Studio Online (websites for artists).  Clint is so knowledgeable about so many topics it was difficult picking just one for the show–but we have a great one for the hour! (Hint:  Remarkable Art vs. Excellent Art–why it matters!)  Tune in Thursday, October 28 at 12 noon EST (or listen later to the podcast)
  • It is time for me to draw for two paintings! (yeah–I missed September while I was out galavanting around :)) so I am drawing for September and October to give away two of my petite pieces to two of you beautiful people.  Be sure you are eligible by signing up for my newsletter.  Click Here.
  • My workshops for 2011 are posted.  You can save your spot now by clicking here

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  • MariasWatercolor - October 26, 2010 - 7:18 am

    Those big questions are the hardest of all to ask (and answer), it is so much easier to keep asking and answering the small (and less important) questions.
    Thanks for your insight and your beautiful painting.ReplyCancel

  • Jerry Stocks - October 26, 2010 - 7:08 am

    So simple, yet so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Tami Briggs - October 26, 2010 - 6:38 am

    Hi Dreama,
    I heard from my sister (Terri Thompson) that you had a lovely time together when you did a demonstration in her house earlier this month! I love my little painting that she gave me!! Keep up your wonderful work … I always look forward to your e-mails!! 🙂
    Tami BriggsReplyCancel

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