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Monday, June 9, 2014

Flying without a Net

Flying without a Net

Creating art is normally a solitary pursuit.
You work alone for most of the time, sometimes days at a time.

Some people equate it to flying without a net.  

You know what you like,
the colors you like,
the subject you like,


and that's a pretty big but,

you don't know how your art will be received.

There are no focus groups,
no marketing surveys,
no product analysis
for art.

It is made because the artist has to make it, draw it, paint it, sculpt it, whatever it,
it has to be made.

Having said all that, sometimes you get some validation 
and it feels SO GOOD!

I went to Art in the Garden in Augusta, KY this past weekend
and I had a wonderful time.

This framed 10" x 8" acrylic found a forever home.

Here's a link to my facebook page to show Mary with her new hydrangea table.

These are two of the three paintings I did of Augusta scenery.


Walls of art.

The two paintings in the matts are two acrylic paintings I did on canvas paper.
I matted them and I love the colors in them.

Forever Pink was painted from a set up I did.
This is a vase I've had for 30-40 years and I love it.
We raise all these flowers.

Walls from a distance.  

Talking to lots of people about my art is validating in itself, even if no one else liked it.
But, when you hear great comments it is so good for your artistic soul.

Thank you to everyone who stopped and talked with me.
Thank you Barb Pask for coming the two hours to Augusta, KY.  It was so great to see you.
I'm sorry I missed you Missy and I hope you feel better soon.

I try to have a lot of variety in types and prices of art,
and I did sell 8 of my painted roof slate shingles. 

Art in the Garden has lots of great music, a variety of artists,
and a tremendously beautiful setting.

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Ghent, Kentucky, United States
I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.