Thursday, December 29, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
"What makes you go, 'WoW!' Paint that. What nearly makes you weep because of its intense beauty or sadness? Paint that. What would show up in your fantasy if you walked right through a mysterious doorway? Paint that, then paint it again. Painting is more than just making pleasant pictures. It is participating in the wish to share visually all our most intense feelings. Strong feelings or passion toward a subject cannot and should not be hidden as we paint."
-- Jane R. Hofstetter, NWS, from her book, 7 Keys to Great Painting.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
"I have a saying: When you don't know what to do, don't do it--because it will just look that way. A painting is finished when your realize that you have nothing further to do on it. … Personally, I consider one of my own paintings a success when I begin to enjoy it. But this rarely happens right away."
-- Mario Cooper, AWS, from his book, Watercolor by Design.