It made me realize that most artists, no matter how good they are, may not ever be "discovered" because they are not promoted. I know lots of great artists, but like me, they just paint and paint and enjoy the process and the occasional sale. Artists paint because they love the process: the formation of an idea, the designing of the composition, the putting on of the paint, the adjustments and readjustments to make the painting the way you envision until the piece reaches it's final conclusion. Some pieces turn out better than others. Some of them seem to paint themselves and others you really have to struggle with. But it comes from a love of the process that you just can't quit.
|A Series of Dancers by Renoir|
|The Ballet Class by Degas|