"Lunch with my Peeps"
12" x 16" oil
I was walking my dog yesterday morning before work, thinking......what if I got up earlier?
Think of how much I could do before my work day even begun!
I can't seem to find a regular time to paint. It's like that wonderful treat, that takes last place
when other things need to be done. But yesterday.....while walking my dog.....I thought, maybe I could be a morning person, maybe I could paint in the mornings before work?
I met a wonderful artist in Easton, Maryland....Stephen Griffin, we were having a beer and talking about art and painting. I was asking him how he got to the level he's at (he's a master at impressionistic landscapes and life like portraits) He told me I need to paint my 200 paintings! That's what he did.
"What do you mean? 200 paintings?" I had an idea.......get out there and practice. He said he and a friend got up everyday at 5am and painted...never skipped a day! Their paintings improved dramatically over a few months.
He said I need to paint my 200 paintings, then throw them in a pile and burn them....then go paint 200 more! Okay, I got it....paint...paint...paint! Of course that's the only way I'm going to go to the next level........paint my way there.
I have been hearing this message from a few other accomplished artists too.
So yesterday morning.......I thought, maybe before work I can start working at that goal of 200 paintings!
When I got to work, I found out that my work days are going to start at 12 noon, instead of 10am. I kinda feel like the universe just arranged things for me after hearing my thoughts on my walk..........knowing I'm not really good at the early morning thing, this will be a good alternative.
So that's my new goal 200 paintings.....you may not see them all,
I want to be able to paint without fear. So I'll show you the ones I'm happy with along the way :)
My advise to you......go for a quiet walk and tell the universe what you want,
then watch what happens next.