Thursday, December 13, 2012

Practice with Perfection

There are stages in life, at least in my life, where there are momentary lapse of reason. Those moments vary greatly in length. Many are so long that I even forget that there are lapse of reason. They just become the norm. I continue to paint haphazardly and forget all knowledge that I have accumulated over 13 years of painting. Then there are days where everything just pops. Where the reasoning is over and you know that what you are doing is half hearted. Those days are needed in everyone I think, I mean we all go through life's uncertainties, uncertain at times, right? Haveing lived through so many of these that when I do land on my feet again I realize how little perfect practice I do. Perfect practice makes perfect paintings. To think higher than oneself and go for the gold. That's very challenging but I think we all should set out goals this way. Be it in running or just building model airplanes, do it with passion, with heart. Do whatever, but do it to the best of your ability!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Winter chill 1690

Hi folks, this time of year is a time of stiff paint, numb fingers and hot cider. One of the best times of the year for painting! Winter light has always been a favorite of mine. It's subtleties are always a challenge to capture in paint due to the temps outside. If you are able to prepare and you have on your endurance cap on it is surely worth venturing out in the elements.ti capture the soft pastel palet of mothere nature. Here Is a painting from Williamsburg I squeezed in 2 days ago in this beautiful town that hasn't changed in 200 years

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

How far do you go?

So often in painting I think we carry ourselves too far, not stopping a painting before its immanent death. Which in my time has been 95% of the time.

Cooler days are upon us

Hey everyone, things are starting to get a bit chilly, paint is getting stiffer from the tubes, fingers are going numb while painting. At what point do you take your butt inside and get cozy? Push on through, is what I say! Everything good is only achieved from pushing through all odds to the final product!
Here are a few paintings done with numb fingers. I hope you enjoy!