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Jan 2, 2014

A Funny Quote...

Hey All:

I stumbled across an amusing quote today while having breakfast with some of my painting friends. It comes out of a book by a noteworthy Pacific Northwest plein air painter who passed away in 2010. Sadly, I never got a chance to meet him.

"The toughest part of being mediocre is that there is so much competition, so reach a little higher." 

 – William F. Reese

Here is William's website and a few of his paintings that feel true to the world I grew up in...

"Nason Ridge"
32 x 26 inches

"Sunday Morning"
10 x 12 inches

"Dance of the Dragons"
Alaskan Northern Lights
12 x 16 inches

"Aspen Stand"
12 x 16 inches

I bet William was one cool guy…



If you would like to work on your plein air skills with me this next May in Tuscany check out the upper left corner of this blog! There are five spots left, so don't wait! Spouses and partner welcome also.

Cost is inclusive, from €1640 to € 2400. 
(Approximately $2,220 to $3,240 US; airfare not included.)

1 reader comments:

Unknown said...

Love the quote!