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Study on Boats II - Watercolor Paintings

"A work of art is the energy manifestation of the one who created it. It holds the spirit of the artist within its shapes, forms, and colors. ... When we observe a painting, the light and energy systems of our bodies and minds meet the energy system of the painting."
― Audrey Flack "Art &Soul - Notes on Creating")

“Tears are a river that takes you somewhere…Tears lift your boat off the rocks, off dry ground, carrying it downriver to someplace better.”
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés (born 27 January 1945; is an American poet, post-trauma specialist and Jungian psychoanalyst)

“To put meaning in one's life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness and vague desire-- It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.” ― Edgar Lee Masters (1868 – 1950; was an American poet, biographer, and dramatist)

“Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the nam…

Study on Boats I - Oil Paintings

"It almost doesn't matter what you paint. It is what takes place during the act of painting that matters.

It doesn't matter what style or technique you use. It is the artistic result and personal development that counts."

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I love boats, studying on boats is a joy to me.  I can easily wander around dock, look at each one of the boats, take countless photos for hours.  Of course, I enjoy painting them as well.  
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As Joseph Addison (1672 – 1719, English essayist, poet, playwright and politician.) said, "The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding."

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To me, getting the best composition is the key of an successful painting, then shape, color palette...

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"The act of painting is a spiritual covenant between the maker and the h…

Impressionism - Painting the Magic of Spring

"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature."

Gerard de Nerval

"Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning."

― Lydia M. Child

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"The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him."
Auguste Rodin
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"Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul."
― Luther Burbank
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"Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again ar…