I did figure out why my computer was translating my words to Hindi ... I did find the settings for following that would show the followed blog who I was ... now to the business of figuring the rest out ...
Susan Roux, friend and inspiration, convinced me this activity would be fun, uplifting and fill my need to connect socially with artists. People that understand the challenges of being an artist, be it creative process (my favorite subject), technique, marketing, storage of inventory, working with galleries, hanging solo shows, what is the best paint, etc ... and the list goes on.
Years ago I began painting to make decorations for the walls of my home ... not having money at the time to purchase. It didn't take long for the joy of painting to become addictive.
The world disappears, time doesn't exist and all my aches and pains are not felt. As I am a different person each day, new mood, activity, etc., my work is related but not all the same style. I'm always pushing the envelope to create an image that exists only on my support. I do stick with oil paint, but apply it to canvas, fabric, wood, plexi, paper and even tissue paper.
This is a recent image that evolved from the paint. First, I put the wrong color blue on my pallette, and decided to go with it. I don't know who she is, have never met her, but she's hanging in my studio and talks to me.
Most of my work is not as developed as this piece. I took a course in the Old Masters Style of painting a couple of years ago, and ended up in a rut. I appreciate realistic paintings, but don't enjoy doing them. I proved I can do it, and that was enough. Many of the techniques I like and use.
Susan was questioning "Is Art Dying" the other day. It was also a question about what is art.
Art is in the eye of the beholder. It takes two people to create a work of art ... one to make it, and one to see it.