"The Monotony And Solitude Of A Quiet life Stimulates The Creative Mind"

6:14 AM

"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.

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  1. Um, WOW! This is beautiful. Please tell me you are framing this and hanging it on your wall. I love it!

  2. What the... you painted those? They are amazing! WHOW!

  3. Oh my that is so beautiful!
    9 days w/ no fighting, now that is just unheard of! How did you do it? Did you duct tape their mouths? Put a little Jack in their coke?

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  5. They are beautiful! You did this?
    They should be in a gallery
    Stopping by from SITS to say Hi!
    I am adding you so I can come back & read more!
    Please stop by!

  6. Wow that is absolutely beautiful and amazing!

  7. Great Pics!!! Happy Friday!


  8. That's amazing talent even if it's 'long and painful'. The finished product looks like it's well worth that!


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