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User Image davejamo75 Posted: Feb 24, 2018 7:23 AM (UTC)
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User Image psycheink Posted: Feb 24, 2018 4:26 AM (UTC)
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“All any man can hope to do is to add his fragment to the whole. No man can be final, but he can record his progress, and whatever he records is so much done in the thrashing out of the whole thing. What he leaves is so much for others to use as stones to step on or stones to avoid.” - Robert Henri, the Art Spirit

This pile is on my bedside table to mostly reread. The ideas in these pages have lately influenced a lot of what I am making. And I’m pretty thankful for the breadcrumbs of their journeys they have left behind.

What’s on your re-read list?! As a self-taught artist, I’m always hunting in books for a better way to solve the problems each new composition offers up. It’s a challenge to just move on to the next painting instead of just wiping the same one over and over. No really, It’s a fight each day! 😂

You have this idea in your head of what the painting should look like...and I’m not sure I’ll ever fully capture that.

I don’t know who propagated the idea that painting is relaxing and something akin to the activity of beach reading? I’m never as intense and driven as when I paint. And on bad days, I’m never as frustrated.

The words and art left behind by most of the creators, artists and writers in these books have left a legacy of inspiration and great ideas. Like mentors and guides on a journey where I keep finding myself all turned around and in a dark wood. I’m counting my blessing this evening and thankful for the ideas and stepping stones they left behind.



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User Image prop_osals Posted: Feb 24, 2018 2:46 AM (UTC)

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User Image suenaturegallery Posted: Feb 23, 2018 8:09 PM (UTC)
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