As we celebrate our country's independence today and the birthday of CBC, I'm grateful not only for our independence, but for the fact that as a community of artists we can also take pride in our DEPENDENCE...on each other. With only a few keystrokes we can find (or provide) a helping hand to encourage, advise, praise, critique, share tips and techniques ... anything at all that we need to make us better artists!
This is also our birthday. I love being part of Canvas by Canvas and what the nine of us have come to mean to each other. I love searching the internet for blogs and websites of other artists, and I love leaving them messages and receiving their responses. What artist isn't happy to be noticed and have someone take time to respond to their work? What a great way to meet new friends and see what incredible talent is out there.
The red truck in the photo is the third in a series we've painted of red trucks and it's one of two commissions we've just completed for someone we think is pretty special. Trucks seem to be popular painting subjects for artists and viewers alike. Can you think of anything that has made us more independent that transportation? And to have transportation that's FUN, too ... what more could we ask? Maybe a red truck, a full moon and someone you love to share the fireworks...?