As I sit down to write this newsletter, I can't help but think about the devastation in the Ukraine. There are so many questions and very few answers. The big question is why is this happening?
There is a deep sadness for the poor souls lost to war and the agony of those living through it. There may not be much we can do from such a distance, but we can be kind to others in our everyday life.
Think what you can do each day to make someone else's life a little better. A kind word, a kind gesture. It doesn't have to be big, just something to show you care.
Tips for the Artist in You
I follow many other artists and Dan Scott is one of those artists. I came across an article of his that I thought would interest you.
He is going to walk you through his thought process in deciding whether to paint a certain subject. He picked some reference photos from his library and will explain to you how he determines whether he would or wouldn't paint it and discuss why. Here is the link for you to read.
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This is a painting I did some time ago. It is an 18x24 inch oil painting on gallery canvas. The Sunflower is the emblem for Ukraine, so I thought it was fitting to have their flower on my newsletter this time. Once again, my heart and prayers go out to those brave people with each doing their part in the fight for freedom. I am planning to do a fundraiser for the Ukraine people with this painting. I will keep you posted on what that is exactly.
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