“It’s gone! It’s gone!” “What is it, Felix? What’s gone?” “Sterling. My favorite painting. It’s gone!” “What painting?” “That painting of the big rock and the raven. I like to think it’s a picture of me. It illuminates my feathers a little. Just the edges, real nice.” “It’s not all about you Felix. Do you […]
Color brightens our life.
Wild brushstrokes dance and feed hungry walls.
Failure often marks the beginning of a path to success.
Mondays shine best in front of an easel.
Imaginings develop inside paintings.
It helps to breathe boldly.
—Jan Raven Stitt
You like art that speaks to you
So do I.
You like art that takes you to that special place in your mind.
Am I right? You like to go to that special place because it helps you remember who you are.
I like art like that, too.
I paint each day so that I can remember who I am.
Is there a chance that you and I share a special place?
Is there a chance that you and I cherish
some of the same things?
Come inside. Take a look around.
I’ll show you with shapes and colors what I was feeling.
And I’ll tell you with words what I was thinking.
If those shapes and colors and words and thoughts remind you of you…then it was you I was painting for that day.
Thank you for being here right now.
Thank you for letting me know it spoke to you.
Thank you for letting me know I’m not alone.
“Sterling, I have a question for you.” “What is it, Felix?” “Guess what I can do?” “No idea. You found a Synthetic?” “No, This is better.” “Ok. what?” “I can make the artist come outside.” “Yeah, right.” “No. Watch. I’m going to stand on top of that big spruce.” “I’m watching.” “Caw, Caw, Caw, Caw, […]
“Sterling, I have a question for you.” “What is it, Felix?” “Why do you think the artist paints like that? Splashes of color. Wild brushstrokes.” “Hmmmmm.” “She keeps covering the paint with different colors. Layers and layers of color. She even goes in and scratches in it and wipes it off again.” “You watch her […]