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Thursday, March 1, 2018

A new brushstroke

My paintings exhibited at  In Your Eye Gallery and Studio, Paseo Arts District
Lives are like brushstrokes sometimes.
I've been reading about Chinese calligraphy and writing that exploded with its invention of paper, and how the masters viewed each stroke as an art form. The idea was that the brush would never leave the paper until the characters were finished.
If we view life like that, we become more aware of constant being, of movement on many levels. In watercolor once a brush stroke has been made, it's often irreversible, and the maxim  is not to waste them, not to waste them or just put paint on paper for no reason. 
Good advice, which is hard enough in watercolor, and harder in living.
But I'm more aware now in both mediums. Retirement has resulted in many new brush strokes, and each leads to another, making the next one possible. 
The newest brushstroke has been joining In Your Eye Gallery and Studio in Oklahoma City's Paseo Arts District, where I'll be exhibiting my paintings on a regular basis, starting today, in time for tomorrow's First Friday Art Walk..

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I wish I were going to OKC soon. I'd love to see your paintings.

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