Strawberry, I 4"x5" Oil on Linen SOLD
These are such encouraging words, especially when I feel that I am not making fast enough progress. I am very impatient—more with myself than anything else.
Let me start from the beginning—sort of. My girls and I went to some Edmond antique shops a couple of days ago. I was looking for props for my paintings particularly a silver vase. I want to practice painting metal on canvas. Within the area are a couple of very good art galleries.
The first one we visited was the Dean-Lively Gallery, which sits comfortable between some little shops. There we enjoyed seeing work by Pat Harris (on Thursday, July 9th, the gallery will host an artist reception for Harris) and other very talented artists.
The second one was the Shadid Fine Art Gallery, where I saw some of Timothy Rose’s wonderful art work. It is much lovelier in person than the photos on the site show. Below is a photo of the girls in front of the gallery. Oh, I had to take one of Ezri with pink boots at one of the antique shops. She loves this outfit. It used to be brighter, believe it or not.
Anyways, as I saw the paintings, I thought “How long does it take to get there?” When you see this incredible talent and extraordinary technique and skills, I feel that they are just born that way; that they just pick up a brush and start making master pieces. Then I read this quote by Ralph W. Emerson:
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ouch! Well, it stopped me in my tracks. I have been working with oil paints only for a few months. Who am I to think that I am any different? It made me feel a bit small, but at the same time it gave me the kick in the butt that I so needed. So I am an amateur right now, but soon I will be an artist. I hope you continue to visit and witness the metamorphosis.
Oh, I did not find a small silver vase, but we did find this awesome key (photo on the "On my Easel Now" section). When I see an old key, I always wonder what it kept secret. Don’t you?