Recently, I took a full day workshop in Ithaca focusing on a swimming technique that I use during the summer triathlon season.  The coach and I talked about balance in the water a great deal, and how it correalates to balance in our lives.  Additionally, we discussed how the sport of triathlon relates to the balance between painting (basically, a sedentary activity) and vigorous exercise.  We both agreed that in order for any activity to be successful and satisfying, one must also search for a contrasting focus.  Neither has to be "a competition", but we need to be  mindful of the contrast.  Hopefully, I will swim better the next season of triathlon, but being mindful of the differences very possibly can make me a better painter today.

Spending time in a studio doesn't make you an artist, any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

My "Tools" of Choice:  Winsor and Newton Designer's Gouache, and Winsor and Newton Cirrus Brushes (*Purchased at The Art Store, Erie Blvd., Syrcuse, NY)



"Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the artist do good things." Degas