Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Paint a lot....

October 2, 2013

"The best teacher is the very act of painting"  by Joaquin Sorolla. 

During the 30 in 30 challenge I read this quote on the blog of Patti Vincent, a very talented painter.  One of the benefits of participating in this challenge was getting to see the art of many painters and learning about their approaches and seeing their art.   The quote she included hit me as being so true.  I know I mentioned how painting a lot is the best way to see progress, but this just put it so nicely. 

In one of my cleaning and organizing adventures I came across the various containers filled with paint caps so I put them all together and surprised myself to see them in one place.  I thought it would be a good visual to the Sorolla quote.  I have no idea why I started saving paint caps. 

Thank you to Patti Vincent for her insight.  I'm including the link so you can see her wonderful paintings.

(That's a Costco container)


  1. Hi Carol,
    Perfect visual. As a fan of Sorolla and upcycling, I love it. Now, what to do with all those caps.
    Thank you so much for sharing my blog and your high praise. I really appreciate both.

  2. Now I will have one more thing not going into the trash, lol.

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you, Jo, I had plenty of practice this month.