Sunday, December 15, 2013

Why do We Paint?

I've often questioned myself as to why I paint?
It's a ton of work; taking workshops, reading books and studying to improve my skills.

It is costs a lot of money; paints, canvas, books, mediums and brushes, not to mention the costs of framing your paintings.

It takes a lot of courage, especially if you are a serious artist having exhibitions and shows.

It is often frustrating as hell when ideas don't turn out the way you imagined them in your head.

So, why do I paint?
  • because it reminds me of when I was a kid and I got to muck around in the paint
  • because I love the feel of the paint flowing across the canvas 
  • because I love to capture a memory of a place where I have been - like keeping a visual diary
My mother says that I am blessed to have such a gift (but that's what mothers are suppose to say).

Bottom line for me is that painting makes me happy, keeps my mind busy and yes... it is a heck of a lot of FUN.

Why do you paint? 

"Not Forgotten", 10 x 12" acrylic

Till Next Time ...
From the Prairies, to the West Coast and Beyond...

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