I recently had a wonderful conversation with a fellow artist- what is more gratifying- the process or the end result? For me it is the process- I love inhaling the studio, the paints, the visual of a fresh palette full of opportunities. The white canvas does not intimidate - I love to quickly throw in a wash dissipating those demons. Then the conversation starts as one focuses on creating- its great when you feel like your entranced- or dancing- sometimes jazz other times classical- I could go on and on- Often the process is exhausting and if the end results are disappointing I know that at least I showed up to my easel - Keep trying- stay true.
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Congrats to my best friend Sue Barrasi who today achieved a bucket list goal; she is now represented in galleries across the tristate area, NY, NJ and CT! And sold first painting in new gallery today before ink was dry on her contract!! #suebarrasi#art#oilpaintings#artcollecting
Sketch for "Where the Wildflowers Are" 2020 Vision Exhibition. I have been painting a series of landscapes that have a limited existence. Abandoned lots that will be taken over by yet more stripmalls, plots of open fields that will be purchased to build minimansions and areas that will be cut down simply to look "manicured." --- where are the Rockefellers, Roosevelts and Perkins to preserve the beauty of the Hudson Valley... #pleinair#pleinairpainting#oilpainting#oil#suebarrasi#preserve#nature#landscape#hudsonvalley#openfields