So this brings me to my point - generosity. I recently discovered an incredible artist, quite well-respected, who lives on the other coast in a far away land called Oregon. He is a much better painter than I'll ever be yet I decided to muster my courage and comment on his blog to tell him how much I enjoy his work. This man, with such a generous spirit, not only took the time to respond but has turned me on to some wonderful new techniques. I so hope he will read this one day. I don't feel comfortable sharing his information without asking permission first. After all, I might have some crazy readers, and I don't want to inflict that on him. ;) But one day soon, I'll share a link. He recently helped me learn how to work on Yupo paper, a synthetic paper that doesn't absorb water. Very tricky indeed. And I had questions - lots of them - which he took the time to answer.
I am sharing a painting I recently did of a favorite spot, Alligator River. It is not particularly well done. But I will get better with help from more accomplished artists like Randall. That's how we learn. And I feel as artists, we MUST share what we have learned. No one can paint as we do so there should be no fear of giving away secrets. All you will be giving away is knowledge and a bit of confidence to ensure we will always have artists to admire. Thank you Randall.
|Alligator River copyright E.M. Corsa 2014|