Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jan. 23th “Struggles of Mind, Flesh, & Brush”


" World disasters, Climate changes, MTV teen “Porno”, Intolerance, Taxes, State Bankruptcy, Religious Cultural Shift, Sainthood, Idol, and on and on, these are just some of the seas in which we find ourselves swimming.

Most of us are just trying to carve out a living. Few of us live out the carving.

A lot goes into the preliminary make up of a painting, especially when many today think of painting as paint thrown on canvas or that everyone is an artist. In the real world the painting begins far before any canvas is measured, cut and applied to stretches. Ideas, concepts and drawings, preliminary techniques and uses of materials often are not measurements of time which is considered in any work today. So many have no time to struggle with the concepts, colors, or applications, let alone gain experience and grow. Many simply want to be done with this one and move on. I once had an individual ask that if he would be famous faster by using oil paints or acrylics. Do you think there was any clue to the accomplishment and reward from the work in his mind?

Today it is brush it on or brush it out.

Isn’t that true of what our society is doing? The race for the technology of change has far outpaced the race to complete our human appointment. The views of elder Americans and the views of the younger generation today is a tension in the nation. So it’s me, mine, and feelings, and on with one’s life, no matter what it really cost.

It’s time to take the preliminary work and the discipline and apply some gesso to the canvas. Maybe one individual will get influenced to live and do His will."

“Days and years fly by at speeds that are unseen
Too many offspring of all ages totally not weaned
Parents spoiling children without any punishment
Growing up believing the untruths that’s been sent
We wonder why having not followed what we know
Gave up truths for worldly lies and on and on we go!”

“Look, listen, see with your very heart, and find a painting that speaks to your soul. Spend some time in front of it pondering where you are. It’s not too late to do what you know is right. Have a great week, I’ll be thinking of you!”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"

Douglas Auld

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