Monday, June 28, 2010

New England Rose Arbor

New England Rose Arbor
8X10
Oil on Canvas
Available in My Daily Painters Gallery

Nancy Medina Web Site

New England Rose Arbor is drying on the easel, and is based on the photography of my talented friend, Sharon, of A New England Life. She has an endless array of beautiful photography she shares on her blog. Today she has pictures of Star Island. Take a peek and sign up on her Follow page - I love starting my day with a trip to New England, courtesy of Sharon (especially when she posts pictures of her homemade blueberry muffins - yum)!

This has been a good week for me in my art journey, and one that has humbled me a bit. I've had some successes recently, but yesterday I learned I was not accepted into an exceptionally talented art group. For all my dear art friends who are growing, it is these little setbacks that will help you to get better - if you allow them to. I have looked over the members of the group carefully and it is clear they are very talented. I have some stretching to do, and some hard work ahead, so it is good to be reminded of this and not to get complacent. It took me years to begin selling art regularly and build up a client base. There is a lot of hard work involved, but if I dedicate the time and focus in the studio, and paint every day, I know I will get there. In the meantime, it is a real gift to have friends who are always encouraging and lifting you up along the way. That positive energy works!


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