Everyday Good Fortune

Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite.
It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow
everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.

-Pema Chödrön


Painting Weekend

Had a blast in Malibu this weekend - took a painting workshop with Katie Kendrick - learned a bunch of new tricks and tools and can't wait to try them out again.  These are all quick sketches and a few started out with left hand scrawls!  The traveling lady was the end product of Day 1 using lots of different techniques - the best was just using intuition and going with it to tell a story - i love love love this idea - no pressure and absolutely no attachment to the outcome - on any of these pieces - just playtime!

value study and also a lesson in mixing flesh color - about 7 different paints 

this is what i want to do more of - i like the mystery and "outsiderness" of this one

this lady was another quick study in value - she is shades of purple - not that you can tell from this photo - but maybe that is the whole idea ;)

the colors in this are so much better in person - i really need to figure out the best lighting in the house for photo taking
tons of different techniques in this