Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Work in Progress

I seem to be busy with ordinary things--getting the car inspected, etc. I am looking forward to tomorrow when I can paint.
Happy new year to you all !

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Daily Bread

I did no painting birthday. I am now officially old as dirt. Meanwhile, a painting from my house.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Still Life with Strawberries

I'm back from my holiday journeys to see friends and family. It was a wonderful time, but I glad to be home and painting today. It's raining, so I cannot take a photo and post. The above painting is in my house.

I saw the Chinese terra cotta soldiers at the High Museum in Atlanta. If you live anywhere near I recommend you visit it. These were made around 200 BC, and clay methods are still very much the same. It is one of the most remarkable shows I've seen. I have always had a fascination with China and now know that I will probably never go there. We are, indeed, fortunate that it is now in the US.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Another View, Dancing Rabbit Creek

8x10, oil on canvas panel
Best wishes to you all for a wonderful holiday. I am leaving tomorrow to be with family and will be posting again right after Christmas.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Light on the Pink House

8x10, oil on canvas panel

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

St. Andrews, Canada

8x10, oil on canvas board

I just finished reading Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, also author of Blink and The Tipping Point. It deals with the complex story of success--not what you think according to Gladwell. What I found the most interesting as an artist is the 10,000 hour rule. He cites several studies that point to practice with the intention of improving as the best avenue for mastering a skill. The magic number tends to be about 10,000 hours. What do you think?
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