Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bright Side of the Street

Bright Side of the Street
Oil on black canvas, 10x10, $125

In every artist's life, I think, there's a handful of days that are just about perfect. Days when the art just comes - easily, swiftly, and without hesitation or question. Sunday was one of those days, and I rejoiced and was grateful, and I painted all day. 

I headed toward Patagonia and Sonoita, two of my favorite places to paint, and on the way, found spot after spot, view after view that captured my eye and my heart. I found places to pull safely off the road. Places where I could move the van to block the wind and the sun. And I painted with a sureness and joy that welled up from the deepest places in me, the places that are the most true. 

This was the first of five paintings I made on Sunday. They were all small pieces, 10x10, and at the end of the day, I was happy and exhausted. 

My painting in the landscape

ON SATURDAY, A FRIEND and collector of my art came for a visit in Tubac. We walked all over town, looked into many stores, talked art and life and had a nice day. She brought Batty with her, and we were lucky to find lots of dog-friendly people and shops. 

Dog of the Day 
It was great to meet Batty, and spend some time with her, 
so it only seems fitting to name her Dog of the Day! 

A Final Thought

"In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine." 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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