Tuesday, July 29, 2008

State Capitol, Providence, Rhode Island Watercolor Painting

This was a weekend "Paint Rhode Island" plein air event with the Watercolor Society. The day was reaching into the high 90's and the humidity was awful, and I was the only one there.....but did manage to get some great photos, which I then painted in my air-conditioned studio.

11 X 15" watercolor done on Arches 300 lb paper

The sky, of course, did not look like this...there needed to be more drama against this beautiful building.

Thoughts on struggling...whatever it might be.

"A stonecutter may strike a rock ninety-nine times with no apparent effect, not even a crack on the surface. Yet with the hundredth blow, the rock splits in two. It was not the final blow that did the trick, but all that had gone before."
...from "The Courage to Change" Al-anon book.

But, what if we give up at two, or half dozen, or 45....you get the picture. And I leave you with this quote:

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
....Dale Carnegie

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