“The Monotony And Solitude Of A Quiet life Stimulates The Creative Mind” -Albert Einstein
Boy is this ever so true. Snow+Cold+Small Town= Projects!
So this is what I’ve been up too the last few weeks and I finally have it finished! I paint like once a year. So here you go. My family and I went on one of our first family vacations last year to the Oregon Coast. And now we want to live there. I cant seem to say enough good things about Oregon. The best part is the absence of fighting… for a whole “NINE” days. Yes I said “Nine Days” including three days of being stuck in a van driving. Oregon people.
I painted this from 3 different photos that I took back to back and put them all together in this painting. These are my two little boys. They were 3 and 4 in this painting. They kept bugging me the whole time while I was painting this and telling me that they wanted me to paint them first. I always paint the people last. People are the hardest.
Art is a love/hate kind of thing for me. While it gives me great delight when I finish, the process is often long and painful. Im not an educated painter. I took a class in collage once and started out at an intermediate level and my instructer told me I need to move to the beginging class. Ouch! So that did not last long. Even now most of the time I dont know what Im doing. That is probably why It take me so long to get it done. But If I could give just one advice it would be this:
“Art Skills Are Learned. As with just about anything its all about practice.”
No one ever started out great. Have you ever seen cave man drawings? while cool… complete rubbish.