Having a favorite color is like having a favorite lung.
Having a favourite colour is like having a favourite lung.
Half of the pleasure of painting and feeling the joy of the creative act is sharing it with others and the feeling of connection. It could just be the colour. But it is something that someone other than you has seen and felt. It is momentous. It is magic.
There's a saying that goes, 'The universe gives you a whisper, then a nudge, then a push and then an anvil on your head.
To return to awareness is to notice this new world with baby-eyes, and to appreciate her strangeness.
Joy is my energy and energy is my powerhouse.
Making strides in areas unencumbered by hard-won expectation feels effervescent. By switching into child-mode, shuffling the cortex, we remember our innocence, when we knew less. These are the essentials of continued aesthetic discovery.
In the art game we do our own cooking.
Every task is given equal importance - that way I can pick and choose my tasks based on the ebb and flow of my creative metabolism.
Ideas bubble differently when we're forced to inquire about the obvious.
Things we do regularly become buried with habits, and we lose the ability to extract their powers to inspire.
The Painter's Keys is a timeless, universal guide to lifemanship masquerading as a painting blog.
You are responsible for understanding your limitations.
Learn from the greats, and expose yourself to better work.
Art is sometimes likened to a mirror... an expression of universal human truth, executed with a degree of skill.
Artists and their subjects are the star-crossed lovers of the world. They recognize each other on impact.
Art begins when an observer's sensibilities engage with the understatements of a calculating craftsman.
You are responsible for radicalizing your strengths.
The strategy of keeping the studio close, like an outbuilding five paces from the house, or in the loft next door, or with the studio on one end and the bed on the other - makes art always available.
Be artistic, choose taste, set an example.
Going beyond one's backyard grants one perspective.
Stretch your goals... In other words, think big and think far off.
Refreshing failures roll off the travel easel like ants from a picnic blanket.
I value the momentum of making the list and the drive to tick. Sometimes I add stuff I've already accomplished so I can get going on my feelings of accomplishment.
I can hide as much as I want in my colours
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