Barrys Studio

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October News Letter


October 1, 2009                                                              

This Month Painting  The Spa

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Self Port 2005


Asking for What We Need

Decide what it is you want and need, then go to the person you need it from and ask for it.

Sometimes, it takes hard work and much energy to get what we want and need.  We have to go through the pains of identifying what we want, then struggle to believe that we deserve it.  Then, we may have to experience the disappointment of asking someone, having the person refuse us, and figuring out what to do next.

Sometimes in life, getting what we want and need is not so difficult.  Sometimes, all we need to do is ask . . ."

- Melody Beattie

What a great thought.  Fear takes so much energy away from our best intentions.



Artistic Thoughts For Self Awareness

Current Oil Painting Project

I have currently set forth the following goal:
To fully master the concept of value, composition, form, volume, and focal points, without the use of color.

For me, at this time, color does not belong in a painting; it is simply a tool. It is the physical characteristics of the paint, when used correctly in its simplest form that can create the illusion of an object. It is also important to separate the focal point from the composition within the painting. . .




New Love

She never told me about love,

but it feels so free.


She caresses my soul,

but burns like a flee.


So when the flee shall die,

thus shall the past.


Throw a kiss toward my new wife,

to create time and end this track.




Albrecht Durer

A forerunner to Thomas Kinkade, Albrecht Durer hawked his wares by designing and producing popular prints that appealed to the masses . . . More


Final Word

Reality places various boundaries on the mind that never reflect the true gift - but few souls are able to jack in.

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