The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust

Thursday, February 4, 2010


I admit it. I finally succumbed to the call of the blogosphere. While I managed to resist it for years as I pursued painting, I found a reason for blogging, at long last.  I know there are many, many art blogs out there. I wanted one that had a purpose in life. This is it.

I want to learn to be a better landscape painter. I have always admired the more famous landscape artists but when I tried landscape on my own, it was generally a disaster. I’ve watched my Richard Schmid videos multiple times, read Carlton over and over, practiced making all kinds of green blobs of paint, but *it* is still eluding me. I make my living as an analyst, and decided to try analyzing the art of landscape painting to see what progress I can make.  

Finally, a good reason for a blog!  “Bugs In My Paint” will help me organize my thoughts; it will be a place to analyze and distill the rules of landscape painting; and maybe, just maybe, I can use it to crack the secret code.  This blog is for me, but feel free to tag along. Or not, that’s ok too.  But I will be here, learning and practicing.


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