Wednesday, June 12, 2013

SAXNÄSGÅRDEN VIEW I, pen and watercolor

Saxnäsgården View I, pen sketch and watercolor, 4x6 (10x15)

Saxnäsgården is a hotel and spa, on the lake, in Sweden. I go there often to have lunch, then read and paint outside, or inside, depending on the weather. This watercolor on hungarian hand-made paper was painted alla prima, from the lobby.'

I recently read DREAMS FROM MY FATHER, by a young Barack Obama. His grandfather said: "The secret to a man's success is Confidence. That's something you can learn from your Dad." I will add: Yes, and the opposite is also true: the lack of confidence in himself or herself, no matter how much talent, will bring up failure.

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