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Illinois, United States
"He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist." - John Singer Sargent

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Camden, Maine

The first painting started in Maine. I love this one.

There was actually a man taking down the net after I painted this. I will probably do another and add him in it. 

Bath, Maine

Im not sure what it was, but I painted in different styles in Maine. I was constantly struggling between being illustrative and painterly. Two sides of the same coin...

More of Maine

Blue Boat sitting on the water, quietly waiting.... This painting took me 15 minutes to complete. I was frustrated with a previous painting I was working on so I decided to do this quick one. Sometimes the short ones are the good ones, you dont think too much. You observe efficiently and record.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

And so it begins...

 Ill be posting more of my artwork of Maine. I painted more paintings on this trip than the last two combined. I felt a need to just let out all of my creative juices as if was only allowed 7 days to paint. It felt fantastic. Whether they are good or not, it does not matter so much, for I enjoyed drawing, sketching, painting with my fellow peers and knowing that I am an artist. This is exactly what I want to do in life. A confirmation of what I already knew.