Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pine tree zen moment

10"x8"x0.5" acrylic on canvas
Here's something I just did tonight.  It's a mash up of a Christmas tree / pine tree, mixed with my love of the ocean.   Nate is calling it Kiawah Christmas. Do you see the little light house I put way in the distance?

When I paint, I usually use one or more photos for reference.  (or sometimes I just wing it).  After I get started, there always comes a point where I need to stop looking at the photo and just go with the painting.  Otherwise, I try too hard to duplicate the photo and I miss out on taking advantage of happy accidents.

Dude - that's totally like life.  Like, you might start out with a plan, and that's a good way to get moving.  But there comes a point when you have to be willing to abandon your exact original plan and go with the flow.  Improvise, and take those unforeseen opportunities.

And that concludes today's Bob Ross zen painting moment.

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