|House Finch & Freesia 22×22 Watercolor on paper|
In three weeks, I’ll be hanging this painting and about 40 other watercolors & various forms of printmaking at the San Diego Artwalk in Little Italy. If you plan to spend a festive weekend near the Pacific April 27 & 28, put the Artwalk on your calandar, and plan to peruse Little Italy. I’ll be exhibiting at my new booth space – #172 at the corner of Beech & Columbia. See you there!
|Checking for needed adjustments by looking at the art reversed in the mirror|
|Painting the house finch|
|The map of South America on the right of my work was reference for the
audio book The Path Between the Seas – The Creation of the Panama Canal (1870-1914)
by David McCullough, which was fantastic.
|Painting & Listening to a Book = Happiness|
|Laying a grid on my paper to get an accurate drawing down before painting,
with a little dessert on the side to make the process more fun. 🙂
One can always acquire the additional knowledge and information that go into the production of a work of art, but – and I insist on this point – no will, no perseverance, no obstinacy during one’s later years, can ever make good a lack of practice. And is there any anguish like that of the artist who feels the realization of his dream compromised by the impotence of his execution?
~William Bouguereau 1885