“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER
Today is “Never Give Up Day.” The above three paintings were done at Hudson, WI, the year prior to yesterday’s post. It was another competition of plein air artists. I’ve decided to post these today to show you that perseverance is required for the artist who makes his living making art. Each of these beauties is a testimony to Paul’s stick-to-itiveness.
Sitting in the hot sun, or under an umbrella to shade you or prevent your painting from bleeding to death, is often the price you pay for painting outdoors. You never know what’s going to happen from day to day, but you press on in hopes of overcoming the obstacles.
It also happens to be “Bad Poets Day,” so I will spare you my poetry, in honor of the day.