It is easy to have a lot of paintings or projects hanging around that are 'almost done.'
Focus. With so many creative minds around the company, there are always more projects than we can effectively take on at one time.
Rather than set aside daily time for prayer, I pray constantly and spontaneously about everything I encounter on a daily basis. When someone shares something with me, I'll often simply say, 'let's pray about this right now.'
Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.
The concept that an artist would be revered by popular culture is an immediate dismissal of his relevance as an artist.
Keep yourself surrounded by a family that loves you. My children have never told me they dislike one of my paintings.
I'm working on a snow scene right now, and it's summer. It's hot, and I will get chilly. I'll have to turn on the heat. My wife walks in, and it's 95 degrees in the studio. I know it's nutty, but it's a projection you have where you step into the painting.
I blend time frames in my paintings. I tend to like things without the reference of time. A garden could be now, it could be 100 years ago. It's a garden. When I paint hometown settings, things like that, there is a sense of embracing an older life, but I have to say I like to mix time frames. I like to paint what could be now, if the right cars were on the street.
I actively support art programs that teach kids the basics. Painting and drawing are terrific tools to build self-esteem and creativity in children. I'm also very committed to World Vision, an organization that reaches out to impoverished kids the world over. Anything that brings hope to children, I'm in favor of.
The worlds I paint leave a lot to engage the imagination by hinting at what lies beyond the four edges of the painting. I think getting beyond the four edges of an opportunity or challenge is one of the basic skills you need in business.
I think the art world... is a very small pond, and it's a very inbred pond. They rely on information from an elect elite sect of galleries, primarily in New York.
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