Sunday, August 30, 2009

27 Thoughts On Blogging For The Artist





"Hibiscus with Two Skies" oil 30"x30" SOLD


This tropical-looking beauty grows, amazingly, inside our front gate. It comes back from the roots every year in late spring, reaching a height of about 4 feet; Blooms of about 5" across appear beginning in late summer.
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27 comments:

  1. This is a glorious painting, it is breathtakingly beautiful. What a talent you have. Jeanne Lachance

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  2. I'm so glad you are back, I've missed you! I liked the thoughts on blogging, especially #25. I also love your hibiscus, they survive in Minnesota, too, if they are protected from extreme cold. Their blossoms are huge and seem to shout "I'm a survivor!"

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  3. This is a gorgeous painting. Like a beautiful flying object coming at you through the skies, it's bold and visually exciting.

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  4. Thanks, Jeanne, Joyful, RH, and Karen!

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  5. Missed you R! What a beautiful painting! I'm always in awe of your work!!

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  6. Lovely painting, amazing what comes up in our gardens!
    Re: "27 thoughts" reemphasizes that there is no way to fake it, a blog is a way to show off real work.

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  7. What a cool painting! I said "wow" when I first saw it!

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  8. Hi there aRt, guess what I was working on ?! yep a hibiscus. But a small one. hmmm....something in thea air?
    Thanks for the link.
    another lovely painting!
    Best...C

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  9. Hi R.,

    This painting is just outstanding. It has a spiritual quality. I like the thoughts on blogging for the artist. My thoughts are that it doesn't matter what makes someone paint, if blogging does, then go for it. In an ideal world, people who love to paint should paint, whether they're good at it or not. The blog world is entirely democratic. You have the power to choose which artists work you want to admire. I love that aspect of it.

    Take care,

    Barbara

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  10. I agree with all of it. But still appreciate the community.
    Fantabulous painting, R.!

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  11. What a great painting R. You are outdoing yourself with each painting you do.

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  12. wow another stunner, you are so talented, adore the painting.

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  13. Hi R..
    Good to see your work and read your thoughts again.

    I just finished a hibiscus painting but it is NOTHING like yours. Yours is gorgeous!!! (as always..)

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  14. Such a beautiful (and dreamy) painting! Of course, they always are. I enjoyed the 27 Thoughts...also enjoy your thoughts as well. I think that is why I haven't blogged much lately. Trying to spend more time creating something that's worthy of posting instead of just posting to post.

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  15. Hi there - you commented on my blog so thought I'd drop by . . .
    I am totally amazed by this blog and will be coming back to check it ALL out as time permits. What I've seen so far is amazing - both your work and all of your ideas and thoughts and . . .
    (p.s. on your blog response poll: I usually respond to comments on my blog but do like to check out newcomers and respond on their blog - so guess I'm half and half!)
    Again - I'm just blown away by your talent and this entire blog!

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  16. My goodness your work is so lush, so sensuous!! This just drew me in so quickly, it almost took my breath! Stunning work. Also, blog protocol re: responding to comments has been uppermost in my mind! thank you for the poll. I'm still a tad confused about what to do, but it's great to see what most folks do.

    Thank you so much for your comment on Paper Study, I really appreciate it. And what a pleasure to visit your blog! best, suzanne

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  17. A great painting. And thoughts worth reading/sharing.

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  18. R, this is a stunning work of art. wonderful handing of light r.

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  19. Great R, really beautiful hibiscus - and as for the 27 thoughts! Some home truths there!

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  20. This is a lot of fun to look at. I like how the natural look of the flower - beautifully rendered - is complimented by the graphic design look of the background. The shadow from the square against the stylized clouds all framing this gorgeous flower really appeals to me.

    Thanks for your encouraging words on my blog recently. They really mean a lot to me. That is one of the major perks to this social networking - knowing we're not alone. Meanwhile I'll continue to paint for me, blog or no blog, because that's what I do... -Don

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  21. Hi R, beautiful piece,stunning color balance. Thank you very much for visiting my blog. Your kind words mean a lot to me.

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  22. R. Garriott!

    This looks very surreal! Almost like a dream sequence with the squared off sky in the background.

    Very slick, smooth, and polished looking all at once!

    Who knew white could look so good!

    -Dean

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  23. Lovely crisp whites! I like the border effect and how the flower is floating in the sky.

    Thanks for sharing the 27 thoughts - some good common sense there!

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Thank you for your kind comments! They always make my day.