Friday, April 04, 2014

Persistent Impulses

I continue to find myself drawn...  over and over again to the land, with very strong inclinations to further explore this subject.  The art workshop I participated in last week left me energized, and my creative juices are still boiling over.  So, I have begun to act on the persistent impulse by following some good advice given by instructor, Marla Baggetta.  Currently, I am gathering resource images for my next piece, and making ready a space in my studio to create with Pastel.

I love this quote Marla shared with the students on the final day... Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

-Calvin Coolidge 

(* The artwork shown was created in class, and is a composition inspired by Marla Baggetta's 100 Various Series.)


artcarheather said...

I love pastel. I love the dust and the layers and the appearance of blending that is really still in part the color floating on the surface.

Jeannie said...

Tracie, your landscape is gorgeous! It has a Van Gogh quality the way the colors blend and dance in the sun and shadows. Love the quote! Have fun and be omnipotent!