Plein Air Painting Along the Snake River, CO
While painting out with a couple of my plein air painting friends we discussed whether or not we are painting to sell each time we approach the easel. My response was...wouldn't that be wonderful, but no... I paint because I love the process. Each painting is a learning tool...and sometimes I am thrilled with the outcome. I am glad that I don't fell pressured to produce a sellable work every time I paint. That of course is a great goal, but in reality it doesn't happen all the time..Painting is a constant challenge. Sometimes the painting seems to paint itself...I am just holding the brush. Those are special times!
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I paint in abstract and that feeling of being disconnected is the essence of what I look for. It's the same experience religion try's to catch. I believe you can connect to the spirit side of life threw the art that you do. Think of all that talent sitting on the other side just wanting to help. I believe in prolonging these feelings while I paint. Dr. Wayne Dyer calls it living in spirit. I found that it does work when doing anything creative. Sounds kind of weird I know but it does work. Those moments of bliss you experience when painting are the Bigening of a much larger universe.
You are so right Phillip. Being in the moment is being with the Spirit. I have experienced this bliss. Glad you have as well!
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