Bruce Peil is an oil painter livivg in Texas focusing on the landscape with a wide variety of subject matter ranging from snow scenes, to mountain vistas, sky scapes, to pastoral scenes from his own backyard.
I have time to take one more workshop before I leave for France. If you’ve ever seen original paintings by Bruce Peil, you will understand why I need to squeeze this in. His paintings make you feel like you could reach out and touch the landscape. I’ve never seen such remarkable snow. Although I’m not a landscape painter, I think the principles will apply to city-scapes as well. The description fits perfect for what I want to do: “it’s about capturing a moment in time … capture the scene before the light changes…” This sounds like a modern day impressionist. How could I resist? BrucePeilArt.com
Patty Hankins is like the guru of social media. This is a link to one of her articles. If you sign up for her newsletter she will send you a report of how to size your photographs for various media formats. She has done so much work; why should we struggle and reinvent the wheel?
Source: Help Fans Find You Online: Watermark Your Images :: Social Media Success for Artists
I looked at my calendar and realized that I began this quest about 1 1/2 years ago. Although I drew as a kid, it never became part of my life because of the perceived need obtain an education and earn a living … life intervened. Now that phase is behind me and I am free to totally embrace the experience. It took time to reach a certain maturity level and learn what truly matters to me.
Why do I paint? Because it makes me happy. Selling a painting is a very pleasant by-product but not the primary reason. I love the process and I love sharing my art and touching someone to bring a smile to their face.
What do I love about the process? I love seeing the image in my head take shape. Usually I have only a rough idea of what I’m doing … I don’t sketch and do composition drawings; I just begin to paint. Often, and understandably, I don’t like what I’ve painted so I paint over it. Sometimes I get stuck and have to prop the canvas along the wall before the next step emerges. I think the re-painting over a previous attempt gives history to the painting and documents/celebrates the process.
I sincerely believe that I channel my work from a greater source .. after all, where do ideas come from? How do I decide to change a line or pick a color? I think that given time and practice I will become more perceptive of the images that come to me and more skilled at executing them. For now, I’m exactly where I need to be.
© 2015 Julie Plant
24″ x 24″ acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
Martha Erlebacher says “I think we recreate the visual world as a hedge against death. Every time we make a picture of something, we are creating a parallel universe which will outlast us.”
My new Martin Mijello airtight and leakproof water color palette box and squirrel brush. Getting excited about class.