GO TO YOUR ROOM !
I borrowed this phrase from the recently deceased Canadian painter Robert Genn who believed that there is only so much we can learn about how to paint from the many fine instructors and resources available today. The true learning comes from going off on our own and just doing it - Go to your room!
I have had the good fortune to take instruction from outstanding artists in Canada and the USA. I continue to work on my own development ( Going to MY room!) . I share, through this blog and workshops, what I have learned and what others have shared with me.
I created this blog primarily for those attending my workshops to keep in touch and to further share as we grow together. If others are interested in following that would be great.
Enjoy the journey.
Wednesday 19 September 2012
MITCHELL ALBALA Blog - and Matt Smith on Plein Air
If suspect that most of us subscribe to Mitchell Albala's blog and have purchased his book: Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice. If not, I recommend them both.
But I mention this becuase of a recent post that references an article Matt Smith did for Plein Air Magazine a few years ago. I thought it interesting - particularly the last paragraph.
PS - why does Blogger sometimes put in these darn background changes and how do you get rid of them??????