Dear Friends and Painters and ARTISTS,
Taking risks, learning new things, or doing something you’ve never done before is a sure recipe for creating excitement in life.
We all want to be safe, no one likes to fail, but if nothing new is ever tried or experienced life is likely to get boring.
Who is willing to be brave, take risks and even fail? The artist in you must be the one that moves beyond fear of failure in order to bring something new into the world.
This principle has kept painting alive for me.
How can I create something fresh? How can I surprise myself and my audience?
What am I willing to risk? Perhaps I would make a dud, a washout or be rejected? (…And I have!)
But there is no art or creation without this risk. So be brave, no matter your endeavor.
You can be the ARTIST in what you do and try something new and in the process GET MORE OUT OF LIFE.
It is uncertain…but it is certainly worth it.
A Beautiful teal is created by mixing Pthalo Green, with Alizarin Crimson and Cobalt Blue.
Indigo is made with Payne’s Gray and Winsor Blue Green Shade and Ultramarine.
Periwinkle is created with Cobalt Blue, Cobalt Violet and Titanium White.
All of these colors were used in the first layers of paint in the polar bear.
On my table I keep 20 shades of cool colors so a great variety can be mixed.
“GET THE PAINT OUT…and try some NEW combinations of your own”
Salt crystals are used in the open areas for interest.
Mix allot of paint ahead of time and EXPERIMENT with new combinations so you can keep learning.
“The more you put into life…the more you get out of it!”
“Care more than others think is wise;
Risk more than others think is safe;
Dream more than others think is practical.
And you will be more than others think is possible.”