Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Grindstone

Yow! I know I've been neglectful of my blog lately, and I have been meaning to post about my wonderful trip to see Ed and Laurie in Florida. I got all the reference pix I needed for some upcoming sculptures, and some unexpected useful ones for other purposes! Woot!

But as soon as I got home, I had to plow into some pressing deadlines. Once those items are crossed off my list, I can post about my trip and get to work full bore on the new rearing Friesian stallion. I can't wait!

One of these list items is the Winter 2010 issue of The Boat. I had to really hustle to finish Part II of the "Painting Convention" series, but I just did. PHEW. Above is a teaser to that portion of the article. I want this series to help other artists reach their goals and potential when it comes to realism, and -- as usual when writing instructive articles -- I've learned a whole lot in the process. By having to put something on paper, I'm forced to really evaluate my perspectives which in turn deepens my understanding and improves my own work. So I gotta say -- I'm eager to jump into more paint jobs! Nonetheless, in the Summer 2010 issue, the series will be completed with Part III, and I suppose I'd better get to work on that soon!

"Our delight in any particular study, art, or science rises and improves in proportion to the application which we bestow upon it. Thus, what was at first an exercise becomes at length an entertainment." ~ Joseph Addison

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