For the Painter #39: Fascination vitally matters
For the Painter #39: Fascination vitally matters

For the Painter #39: Fascination vitally matters

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Happy Easter! This week in For the Painter #39...

"Even an artist, with her billions of brain cells firing and her heart beating passionately inside of her, must actively caress wonder: for fascination, like the desire to play, can be eradicated by the rigors of living."

-Eric Maisel, Affirmations for artists

1. A Look at the "Perfect Paper Stretcher"

I recently purchased the small size of Perfect Paper Stretcher by Ken Bromley. In this video, I describe how to stretch watercolor paper using this board.

I've attached the tripod bracket to the back so this will work with my tripod. I'll be testing it outdoors as soon as the weather gets better!

2. Call for Artists: RURAL

“RURAL”is an upcoming Exhibit at Umpqua Valley Arts in Roseburg, OR that will feature artworks made by artists living and working in rural Oregon.

Submission Deadline: April 29, 2022.

Exhibit dates: June 17 to August 19, 2022

3. Call for Artists: 28th Maritime Art Exhibit

Coos Art Museum continues its tradition of hosting a Maritime Art Exhibition on the scenic southern Oregon Coast. The 28th Maritime Art Exhibition is recognized by the American Society of Marine Artists and is open to all artists producing original maritime-themed artworks in painting and sculpture.

Submission Deadline: May 6, 2022.

Exhibit Dates: July 9 to September 24, 2022

"Fascination is a key to productivity; it unites experiences, it is even its own reward." -Erving Polster

Something to think about - Can a painter maintain the fascination with their subject and painting process? Often the fascination comes without effort, but what about the days when it doesn't?

Have a wonder-filled week,

Vinita

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