Monday, January 28, 2008

The Blue Dorey Inn Watercolor Painting

The Blue Dorey Inn
Block Island, R.I.
The thing I love about this island is that it is so big chain McDonald's....just ocean, fields, rock walls, bluffs, crashing waves, little coves, and lots of hidden away places to discover. I sold this painting just before Christmas at the Watercolor Society's small picture show.

Once a year I go to Block Island for the week --one year I went for 2 weeks! -- and paint plein air with my instructor from a Tuesday watercolor class. There's a small group that go every year. One lady comes with her husband in their boat and docks at New Harbor. It's a place for long walks, or bike rides...a little hilly, though. In the mornings you can do whatever you want, and the afternoons are painting from 1 p.m. until the sun goes down, if you want. Most of us stay at the same bed and breakfast, share a kitchen.

In the following days I think I will post some pictures done from Block Island. May be a nice break from looking at ice and snow!

More thoughts on failure:

"I've missed over 9,000 shots in my career.
I've lost over 300 games. Twenty-six times I
have been trusted to take the game-winning
shot and missed. I've failed in my life over
and over; that's why I succeed."
------Michael Jordan

Something I didn't know: Michael Jordan failed to make his high school basketball team! Failure can spur us on to achieve greater things.

So.... if you think you're a failure today, you're in good company! The one thing most successful people have in common is failure!

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