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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Don't Blend In

Last weekend I visited three exhibits: the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West and California Art Club. I was humbled and awe struck. It left me thinking, how can I stand out in a world where skill and originality is unparalleled to another time in history?

The next day I drove to Ventura to visit family. I traveled along the old 118 through Moorpark. I’ve driven this road hundreds of times.The drive takes a little longer but I enjoy the view. I like seeing what crops are growing in the field, produce stands and flowers.  I was treated to large fields of bright orange marigolds. It’s stunning to see a field of bright orange. To my surprise in the middle of the field was a single sunflower standing alone…it took my breathe away.


It got me thinking. There’s lots of clones and copy cats in the art world. Our job is to be the best at showing the world who we are. So how do I stand out in a field? 
*Focus on my own work
*Build skills
*Be myself
*Paint what I know
*Find subjects that make my heart sing... share that with the world. 
and Don't Blend In!

Happy Painting!
Brenda


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18 comments:

  1. Thank you for that. Every so often, I need reminding.

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    1. Suhita, You my friend are an original 🌻
      Hugs,
      Brenda

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  2. Thanks for stopping to take these photos and for noticing the big guy 🌻 out there alone.

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  3. What a amazing inspiration for a beautiful painting <3

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing this insight and inspiration!

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  5. What a marvelous reminder for all. So glad you had that epiphany and shared it!!!

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  6. You are a philosopher as well as an inspiration to all.

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  7. Loved it so much inspirational post.

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  8. what a surprise to see the huge sunflower, very inspiring

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