Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


Day 6 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days


"There are moments in our lives, 
there are moments in a day, 
when we seem to see beyond the usual. 
Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. 
Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom. 
If one could but recall his vision by some sort of sign. 
It was in this hope that the arts were invented. 
Sign-posts on the way to what may be. 
Sign-posts toward greater knowledge." - Robert Henri

Doing this Challenge is my kickstart to get back to painting after the run up to 
and then thru the holidays. Making it fun is most important for me.

If you have NOT read Robert Henri's book The Art Spirit
I would like to introduce it to you by way of a quote from him now and then, 
or perhaps every day ... along with my word or phrase of the day! 
His quote above is the first in his book, after the foreword.

(Hope I do not step on my commitment to be less blog-wordy . . .)


1:30 pm Juneau (Mt Roberts)       6 x 8 inches     oil on Arches Huile Paper
Thank you for viewing my art!


Chris Lally said...

Wow! What beautiful brushwork!! Wind - Brrr. Good day to stay off the mountain.

Love Robert Henri. Good reminder to pull out his book. And that quote is just awesome. I wish there were more moments like that.

Teri said...

Thank you Chris - Many times I feel those moments of great seeing/happiness/wisdom just take focus ... we must settle down and become more observant.