Sunday, February 20, 2011

Anticipation: beginning again

Anticipation: Heinz Ketchup • this painting is sold

Well, I've done it. I've decided to force myself into the discipline of restarting my 'Painting Each Day' project. I've also rejoined the 'Daily Painters' - thanks Micah !

For the last three years I've experienced great happiness and great loss. The worst loss - losing my Mother ... and then one year later to the month, losing my Father. Then something wonderful happened. I was the first artist invited to live and work in the beautiful Villa Fontaine in Antibes, France for three months. I never experienced such pure joy. At night I would paint while listening to Ella Fitzgerald. The warm Mediterranean breeze would be swirling throughout the villa. I could see the yachts with their twinkling lights from my window ... and all was Paradise.

Then, during the night, someone climbed over the locked gate and entered the villa. He or she or them stole everything I had. Over 3000 photos of my travels, my new HP pc, my iPod (all my music), my French cell phone, my American cell phone and all of the incredible Olympus lenses and the magnificent Olympus E620 camera. They stole my purse, emptied my back account ... and they got away with everything. I was left with four euros for the next four days. Hence, another complete devastation.

Since then I've been trying to crawl back. To return to the steady dedication and exuberance that I may have lost. It's difficult to keep it going day in, day out, but if I don't give it my best shot, then what ?

So, today, Sunday February 20th, I begin my daily journey of painting again. 'So it is written, so it shall be done' ... eeesh !


To create my 'Painting Each Day' paintings (or ... ok ... no less than 5 a week).
To continue creating my large modern Antibes paintings.
To start my walking regime.
To market, market, market and establish myself as an internet presence again.
Return to beautiful Antibes and feel that great joy again (sans criminals).
Marry a beautiful rich French man who is crazy about me ... (one can dream).

So, please check back from time to time to see how it's going. Feel free to comment. Never underestimate the power of encouragement ... in art ... in life.

Thank you to the hundreds of people who already own a 'Painting Each Day' painting - I appreciate it more than you know.

Now, off to the studio ---

If you would like to purchase a 6" x 6" oil painting on stretched canvas that you see on this site, or commission a painting that is special to you, please email me.

These paintings are priced at $100.00 plus s/h.

Thank You!

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Blogger nicole said...

wow. what a heartbreaking and inspiring post. i wish you so much happiness in your reentrance to the daily painters!!

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