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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Changing Times and Changing Journey

Dear Friends,

Have you ever reached a point in your life or career when you feel like you have to make some major changes in something...and you aren't sure what?  Well, I have lately-actually it's been going on for a while now....
Because of this I have decided to do some things differently..   I'm not sure yet where I'm going with this and it may just end up being a time to reflect.  I just don't know yet.  I know that as far as my artistic journey goes, I've felt a little stagnant for a while and so I've decided to take a break...mostly from worrying about getting work done for galleries or shows, etc. I'm taking a break-a year long break.
I just want to get back to the basics.  I just want to paint.  I'll be posting some things I'll be doing, some little studies and why I'm doing them.  Really, I want to enjoy the process again and I'm not sure where I'm going...

If you have ever felt this way, let me and others know.  I'd like to hear what you did to move forward.

Today I feel anxious but I know that I am an artist, a painter.  I want to paint and paint well...that's about all I know at this point.  I have signed up for a couple of online courses which I've never done before.  We will see what happens.  Taking a sabbatical from shows and gallery commitments far feels great.

Take care....

In an effort to do something a little different, I've been playing around with Gouache.  If you haven't heard of it or know what it is (people ask me "what's that?)'s an opaque watercolor.  Here is one of the gouache's I've done recently.  This is Greenwood's Saloon.  It's in the small community where I live.  A few years ago, a young couple bought the building and reopened it...and it's very crowded every Friday and Saturday night.  The building is over 100 years old...I had fun painting it.

"Greenwood Saloon"

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