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  • Hi Jerry.
    The tourist in Venice was dead wrong. No more sky. Such a good blog post. I wrestle with this often. Recently I started shifting how I start a painting. I liked the way it felt. But…I still wanted/needed a strategy…a way through. In no way does a plan crimp my creativity. That throughline guides me and allows my instincts to unfold. For me…it’s about balance. Creating some kind of balance of my pure self with what I have learned and allowing the good teacher voices to mostly remain while banning the bad teacher voices out of my studio! xo Cynthia

    December 10, 2013
    • Conchitina Miguel

      Hi Cynthia, Thanks for your thoughtful comment. If you wish to respond to my blog, and I know you have a lot
      to say on the subject, I’d be happy to post it. It’s an interesting subject. How to achieve direction, a way
      through, a strategy as you call it…and not shut down the unexpected, the spontaneity, the surprise. J

      December 11, 2013
  • More and more your writing presents a clearer vision of art and through time relevance of your pursuit for purity through the painting the form becomes revealed. Plein air painting as you perform proves you are a unique sportsmen; fearless, aiming beyond the seen stars, in pursuit, competitive to and friend of God. Bless your endurance.

    December 11, 2013
    • Conchitina Miguel

      Thank you Michael. J

      December 11, 2013
    • Jerry Fresia

      Thanks Michael. How are you? JF

      August 13, 2014
  • Maria Etheridge

    Just loved the latest newsletter! Venice, Matisse, Mozart, and Jerry painting – all yummy.

    Still struggling with the method but loving the struggle! Getting there, slowly. Will share soon … it’s really cold outside right now!

    Best wishes,
    Maria.

    December 11, 2013
    • Conchitina Miguel

      Hi Maria, nice to hear from you; I trust you are doing well.
      J

      December 11, 2013

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