Thanks, Screenpainter. Seemed like it was something we all would enjoy and maybe get something out of. . . and furthermore an opportunity to be a bit of a forum upon which to share our own thoughts, and compare notes and so forth.
And you have definitely delivered. I really like what you have written. Is there a common thread among us artists that would make us pursue Art? As you speak of it: Aspiration to flights of perfection, perhaps by dropping the more clunky outer accretions that weigh us down? Something like journaling the inner voyage. Giving advantage to the inner landscape?
I have personally found that there is more that unites us inside than out, and on some level I think the hope is that others can see what we're getting at. I guess the contrast between inner and outer makes the spark, especially if one is wanting to share the ideal.
Anyway, you got me musing.
Brilliant comment. Thanks for that.
And those are very cool links. I see someone is such a beautiful place painting away and it sorta makes me ill from jealousy, hahaha. I used to go to places just like that and paint and sketch. Always wished there had been a community like at ArtRage in those days where you could make a couple calls and a bunch of artists would load up their cars with their paints and head out together to share their versions of the same place.
Bartender, fix me a moon river. . .in a TIFFANY GLASS!!!!!!!