Next week I'll be in New Hampshire teaching a week-long painting workshop. The focus is developing ideas, or content, before beginning a painting. My primary goal is to help artists find their own voice and learn how to use it in order to create unique and authentic work.
More good news: My work is included in three books this year. The most recent is an e.book and DVD by Sue St. John (image on left) that features the works of 58 artists. In it, we artists describe how we created works in abstraction. If you're interested, you can learn more about it here.
The other two books that feature my work will be released next month (July):
Best of America Watermedia Artists Volume II &
The Artistic Touch, 4
When I think about all this activity, I reflect upon how many years it has taken me to become this busy. It's a building process and we have to be patient with that process. It's too tempting to expect immediate results and rapid advancement. Just yesterday I heard an artist remark that there are "too many artists in this area (the St. George peninsula of Maine)." I immediately replied that "there are never enough artists." The truth is, it doesn't matter how many artists there are, the cream will always rise to the top, and we must never give up trying no matter how long it takes.
What are your thoughts?