I did not work anymore on the snow painting. It is from a photo by Tom and will keep it around here for inspiration. I may get Gene to frame it an put it up in my studio.
First the goal and the result:
The first painting I started there was from a photo I took in Montana when I went to the Wanda Mumm workshop in 2012.
An additional art link for this post is a "new to me" artist that I have seen around the web someplace and may have seen his horse in Santa Fe. In fact I'm pretty sure I did see it when Regina and I painted there this past summer. His name is Mark Edward Adams http://markedwardadams.com His sculptures are amazing. He also wrote a very nice blog post about changing our persona as artists.
I think we should all start out by saying, "I'm an artist!" and go/grow from there. I still make light of my artwork sometimes by saying I have fun with it or I just like doing it, etc. I get better results when I say it is my job and how hard I work and how I invest in the best equipment, classes, etc., to improve so that you can enjoy my work, too! Gene is great, he always introduces me as an artist. Think about how you present yourself. I don't think the old "starving unorganized artist" works anymore. Artists that get ahead are organized, work regularly, and are professional. Don't you agree?