“Art is like love, and love is like art. Both require patience and practice.”
~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis
“You don’t need to justify your love, you don’t need to explain your love, you just need to practice your love. Practice creates the master.”
― Miguel Ruiz
Art is like love, and love is like art. Both require patience and practice. On this Valentine’s Day, I decided to practicice my love of art. I don’t paint as often as I’d like to. I get wrapped up with the day to day, mundane trivial pursuits of life. So today, I took out my watercolor paints, paper, brushes, and scoured through my hundreds of photos for a reference to practice. I sat down without television, phone, or any distraction. I chose this reference of cardinals enjoying the cool evening and a full bird feeder.
Remember, a photo is just a reference, guide, or suggestion for a painting. That’s my excuse, and I’m stickin’ to it.
Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends.