Friday, January 11, 2013

My Dreams, and How I’ve Fulfilled Them

This topic was brought to the LBC by Maria, the Silver Fox, and I love it. It really doesn’t get much more meaningful at a person’s core than this!

My most recent post showed a watercolor done by someone who’s style I really liked, someone I learn from just seeing his mastery:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a picture I took on a trip to Venice, a picture of the Grand Canal taken from the Rialto Bridge:

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It is the first picture I want to render in watercolor, the first I’ve done since I was in high school. It is a natural image for the task, an image that fits my eye.

Experience has taught me that I can only fulfill dreams that I can imagine fulfilling.  It is not enough to just desire.  This is a picture I can imagine turning into a painting by my own hand.

13 comments:

  1. You can see your work on the paper. I often see a craft project idea in in my mind and can go straight to 3D with it. Putting it on paper would be hell for me.

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  2. Looking forward to the fulfillment of this dream - I too can envision it in watercolor and it's spectacular

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  3. I would not be surprised if you pulled it off. All the best.

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  4. @Rummuser and @Maria

    Thanks for the encouragement. I am sure I will pull it off, but that says nothing about whether it will be a good painting, for I have no clear idea what level my skill is. However, I will do it to the best of my ability, for it is an enriching hobby and the goal is enjoyment and satisfaction.

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  5. @shackman

    This picture has always been one of my absolute favorites and it was taken with a camera that fit in my pocket!

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  6. @Grannymar

    Each of us has his or her own way of expressing. I cannot imagine doing the knitting work you do.

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  7. Go Fossil, you can do it. Can't wait to see your first.
    Blessings ~ Maxi

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  8. @Maxi

    You never forget your first. Of most anything. Thanks!

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  9. Although I am not a very well trained artist, I love art. I hope you post a picture of the watercolor when you finish!

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  10. Lovely watercolour - very fine.
    Looking forward to you own Canaletto.

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  11. @blackwatertown

    Should be interesting to see if a hack can avoid the total destruction of beauty.

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