Sunday, June 17, 2012
Are you driven by the smell of Roses
When I am out painting in the field I often realize how many people just drive by beautiful everyday paintable journeys,or "spots" I call them, and they never really realize what is in their own backyards. Life being an artist is really about stopping and smelling the roses. If you don't stop and absorb what we have around us, how can we really appreciate what we have? Have you ever smelled a rose and not gotten this clean pure tranquil smell? I ALWAYS smell that smell after every time I have painted! It may sound funny, heck it sounds funny to me while writing this...but, I use that as my sign of if the painting is done or not. Why do you think I smell it?