I'm curious, what keeps us from doing what we love?
What keeps us from answering the call of our hearts?
Why do we work at jobs that give us little reward?
When are we going to step out of the box?
I don't know if the world has a deep hunger for my artwork, but creating gives me deep gladness, that is for sure.
I asked a friend, possibly the second model for my Beautiful Women series, if I could paint her. Her reply to me was " I would be honoured! " As I go about planning for this next piece, and putting to paper the image that evolves in my mind, I don't expect to fill a deep hunger, but I do hope to return the honour to my dear friend, who is in my opinion... a very beautiful woman. I don't want to just make 'great paintings', I want to inspire and encourage others.
If you've continued reading to this point (thank you, you're my favorite) I will leave you with a quick pastel tip...The following seems to be a no-brainer, I know, but believe me, there have been many times where I have not followed through with this one task and regretted it.
Do you have a pastel tip? I would love to hear from you!