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 8 - 30 Paintings/30 Days

One week of daily painting in the bag!

This (challenge) is not a piece of cake ... and this quote really hits me today:

"It is not enough to have thought great things before doing the work. 
The brush stroke at the moment of contact 
carries inevitably the exact state of being of the artist
 at that exact moment into the work, 
and there it is, 
to be seen and read by those who can read such signs, 
and to be read later by the artist himself, 
with perhaps some surprise, 
as a revelation of himself." 
- Robert Henri

  I try not to "think great things" while (or before) painting,
because they never turn out as I imagined ...
I am always surprised!

 And I think of THIS quite often. 
 and I also think, 

"Just do it." (thank you Nike)

8:45 am Juneau      8 x 6 inches    oil on Arches Huile Paper


Carole Baker said...

Hi Teri, Your paintings are lookin good! Keep up the good work.

Teri said...

Hi Carole!! Thank you so much for writing! Are you doing this too?

Chris Lally said...

Henri's quote - never thought about it - interesting. And that painting!! Wow!!! I think your painting says you took charge and just did it with a stunning result!

Teri said...

Chris, I know, one doesn't usually think of the fact of that brushstroke = your state of being! ... and not sure if you really should.
Thank you, you are so kind!