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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Attitude, Desire and Art

Life is about Attitude, Desire
and Art

Tahoe Below The Surface - Deep  
24" x 36"
(not a Daily Painting)

Last Sunday night, a friend swam the length of Lake Tahoe.  He was the fifth swimmer to accomplish this without a wet suit.  He was the first to do so from north to south;  first to do so at night;  first to do so in the windy, wavy conditions he had.  He spent 13 grueling hours in 61 degree the dark.  I was there.  I saw it all. The sun went down, the moon came up, the moon went down, and the sun came up.  It was all about his desire to accomplish the swim, his attitude about completing what he trained for and started. 

Tahoe Below The Surface - Mini I
12"x 12"
(A Daily Painting)

Recently I was made aware that there is a group called The Daily Painters.  I am still not exactly clear about the daily part.  Is it that they paint daily or is it that they complete their paintings in a day?  It would be almost impossible to paint every single day, 365 days a year, no break, nothing to take you away from the task (however if you have the attitude and desire....), so I am guessing that designation means they start and complete a painting in a day.  The paintings I have seen are small: 5x7, 6x8, 8x10 which makes the task a bit easier, but this is an effort.  

Tahoe Below The Surface - Mini II
(A Daily Painting)

And while this isn't a gutsy effort like Clark's swim, it would also require the right attitude and the desire to do all the things that need to be done to create a painting.  I applaud these Daily Painters (OK, I have done it a few times myself, but not on a regular basis).  

Tahoe Below The Surface - Deeper
30" x 48"
(not a Daily Painting)

Clark's attitude and desire as it applies to his swimming accomplishment will be written about (already has been).  His attitude and desire is something that carries into the rest of his life.  It is what makes him who he is.  Attitude and desire define us.  It's what life is all about.


  1. You have spoken volumes... attitude, desire, commitment, and art. Your hero has inspired some amazing paintings... I love the depth and shadow... the feel of going deep! Thank you for sharing. Love it. K

  2. Love your give away Pammy! Id love to have one of your paintings! This one would look great in my kitchen in LA!