Saturday, May 9, 2009

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Title: "Don Quixote de la Mancha"

Size: 40"x32" ~ AWESOME SIZE CANVAS!!!

Hola! Muchas Gracias for stopping by my Terlingua Art Studio near Terlingua Ghost Town & Big Bend National Park (Texas) along the border of Old Mexico! For your consideration today I am offering this original painting:


Don Quixote! The most beloved & famous character created by Miguel de Cervantes. This novel is considered by many critics as being the greatest ever written! Alonso Quijana (Don Quixote) is an elderly sixteenth-century Spanish gentleman who sets out with his "squire" Sancho Panza on a mission of high adventure! In this painting Don Quixote (with his faithful horse Rozinante by his side) is prepared to attack the windmills which he believes to be "ferocious giants!"

I just love Don Quixote & this piece was such fun to paint ~ I may do several more of him! Just thinking of his adventures makes we want to paint them all!

This very memorable quote of his is one of my favourites (maybe yours, too!):

Don Quixote to Sancho: There is a world outside La Mancha. There is a great elsewhere, my neighbor. And there we may both find fame and fortune.

Sancho Panza: How much does honor pay by the hour?

I appreciate your dropping by & please visit again! RoMy

Artist Quote for the day: The great artist is the simplifier. -- Henri Frederic Amiel

Friday, May 8, 2009

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I finished my "Don Quixote" painting earlier today and wanted to share a view preview photos! Tomorrow I will be listing this piece on ebay and will have a full-length close-up photo available as well. I get my best photos in the morning light ~ these were taken in my estudio. Hope you like these boys! I loved painting Don Quixote & Sancho and I will probably do a few more of these guys in different settings.

Artist quote for the day: Art for art's sake makes no more sense than gin for gin's sake. -- Somerset Maugham

Have a great evening! RoMy

Thursday, May 7, 2009

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Hola! I painted the windmills on "Don Quixote" today and a few other minor details. Tomorrow I expect to finish the mountains in the background ~ and then I think this piece will be finished! It has been much fun to paint and I may do another one after this!! We'll see....

Artist Quote for the day: Less is more. -- Mies van der Rohe

Have a great evening!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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Don Quixote is getting closer to being finished! I had a lot of fun working on this painting again today! I love Don Quixote!! Such a wonderful character! This piece has lots of colour ~ and a windmill, of course! ~ and Don Quixote and Sancho seem larger than life as this canvas is so incredibly HUGE!

When this painting is finished I'll certainly share him with you!

Muchas Gracias for stopping by my estudio & have a wonderful evening!


Artist Quote for the day: Art is not a thing; it is a way. -- Elbert Hubbard

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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Hola! Glad you dropped in this evening to see what I've been working on in my estudio! I am still painting my HUGE "Don Quixote" piece ~ today I painted his face and Sancho's, too ~ tomorrow I will work on the background a bit more....might be done with these hombres by the end of the week! I'm never in a hurry to finish a painting, though ~ I enjoy the act of creating too much to wish it to be over! Painting these two guys makes me feel as though I'm right there along with them on all their adventures!

Please check in again to see how this piece is progressing! Muchas Gracias for the visit!

Artist Quote for the day: Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.-- Alfred North Whitehead

Monday, May 4, 2009

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Hola! In my estudio I am working on "Don Quixote" and his sidekick Sancho Panza! Having lots of fun with these two! Lots of vibrant colour! And a HUGE canvas 40x32! I may do several other Don Quixote pieces when this one is finished ~ I've enjoyed working on it so much!

When this painting is complete I'll post photos of it! Maybe later this week....

Muchas Gracias for dropping in & have a wonderful day!