Saturday, September 1, 2007

*Labor Day Weekend Saturday Night Greeting*

Happy Saturday night.

I have been painting, I promise- just nothing that I am ready to share yet.

My Munsell studies are going well- today I resolved some of my issues with the "Norma as flamenco dancer" painting. An attempt at low chroma flesh that I am still not quite happy with, but am much happier than I was before today. I will get it.

That is the thing that I really love about being a painter - getting to spend the rest of my life learning how to do it. I can not imagine ever getting to the end of learning. I am sure that even Rembrandt was still learning new things. And there is no way in my mind that Velazquez could have ever said that there was nothing left to discover about paint. When thinking about the avenues for discovery I just get excited. Color alone could fill a lifetime. There is drawing, composition, paint handling, the whole chemistry of the different mediums and what they will do for you, studying the masters.... And not to mention Content.

I hope that I never get to a place where I think that I already know how to paint., Because there is always more to learn, and this learning is the best part of being a painter.

Happy Long weekend!

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