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The Art of Weakness

"Jen" 30x40, oil on canvas SOLD I came across the following blog post I wrote on this day exactly two years ago. I was doing a 30 in 30 challenge in which I did one painting every day for the month. Each painting was based on a story sent in to me. The theme was...

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Why Art? Part 2.

Why Art? In my last blog post, I posed a question that a child had asked me when I told him that I was making a painting. “Why?” Why art at all? The other day, my six year old was asking me about different jobs adults have. As we went through a rather generic list, he...

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Finding Your Why

I didn’t think about it much at first, and now I can’t stop wondering if I’ll ever really know the answer to it: My why. Last weekend I was painting at a lovely New Orleans wedding when a little boy who couldn’t have been older than eight approached me. Decked out in...

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Day 19. Covington White Linen

"Baby Steps" 20x20, oil on canvas Earlier in the month, I knew I'd need some back up paintings for that inevitable day in the 31 where I just can't quite complete a painting or don't quite think what I have "completed" is actually done. This, as I've mentioned before,...

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Day 11. When your horse dies, get off.

“Courting approval, even that of peers, puts a dangerous amount of power in the hands of the audience...The audience is seldom in a position to grant (or withhold) approval on the issue that really counts-- namely, whether or not you’re making progress in your work”...

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Day 8. “Real” Artists

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