Monday, September 22, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
8" x 10" original oil on stretched canvas
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
I actually painted this same picture several years (2010) ago and can definitely see a change for the good and improvement in my painting style. After years of studying with different wonderful artists, many visits to art galleries and painting, painting and painting, I think those things have paid off. At least I am more content with my style. Recently, my husband gave me a book to read entitled, " Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell. A common theme that permeates the book is that greatness requires enormous time. He considers that the key to success in any field is simply practicing a specific task over and over - he suggest the 10,000 hour rule. That translates to 20 hours a week for 10 years. I have several hours to go :)
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
I do think the ocean is a glimpse of Heaven and I would be so thankful if my paintings brought a glimpse of Heaven to anyone. What a great thought!
This summer I spent some time at the beach with some good friends and I admired this lady from the shore. She was happy and enjoying her day in the ocean.
If you like this painting and would like to have it - Good! I am giving it away. Please go to my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ArtistMarciaHodges) and like my page and share on your FB page (if you have one) and in the comments under the picture write the word Share. This Saturday I will draw the name of the winner....check back on my page on Saturday. (If you do not have a FB page just leave me a note here.