Friday, February 1, 2013

perseverance and studio sales

Today I'd like to pay homage to perseverance. I admire this attribute and I am grateful for those who are shining examples for me.

I'm impressed by the perseverance and bravery of those who find themselves in challenging health situations. A well known pastelist whose work I follow online is sharing her current health journey with the art community. She is an inspiration to me.

I'm impressed by those who persevere to paint no matter the weather conditions. While I'm deciding whether or not I to walk the dog in the rain, Haidee-Jo Summers is out painting every day in the cold and snow. She inspires me to paint more plein air this year.

And, I am in awe of the many artists who paint everyday in whatever limited space they have. One such person is a fb friend, Gary Edward Jennings. I asked his permission to show you his table-top studio. 

Here's wishing you (and me) the ability to carry on, to keep at it, to hang in there and to persevere.

On another note, (or maybe it's the same subject?) I have posted two new paintings on my Studio Sales blog. These are paintings from my studio flat files, directly from my studio to you. Thanks for taking a look!


  1. It is always a joy to find your notes in my Mac! They are delightful and inspiring . . . and I have met other artists I enjoy thru the comments you share. Thanks!

  2. You're so nice Marilyn! Have a great weekend. By the way, I painted plein air today in my own back yard and I am excited to do more. The work looks so different than studio work - very messy but much more lively! Thanks for all you encouragement over the years.

  3. When you are truly passionate about something you will find a way to get it done, no matter how where or when, your post is a great example of that.

    I love your newest paintings by the way, Satsuma & Pomegranate, just lovely!!