Wish Me Luck, This Weekend!

Overcast Courthouse

Overcast Courthouse

All art that is worth while is a record of intense life, and each individual artist’s work is a record of his special effort, search and findings . . .

Robert Henri, The Art Spirit

The competition phase of the Paint Historic Waxahachie event has ended.  Judging will take place this afternoon, and the show’s preview and awards assembly will be this evening.  I have seven works entered, and hope I can do well this year.  The event has been good to me in the past.  Sales of all work open tomorrow morning, and will extend until Sunday afternoon, at the Chatauqua Auditorium adjacent to Getzendaner Park on Grand Avenue in Waxahachie.  Coinciding with our art sale will be the historic Gingerbread Homes Tour and an art festival in the park.  I plan to paint some of the historic Gingerbread homes on Saturday and Sunday, all the while hoping my work will be selling out of the Auditorium.  Wish me luck!  I’m glad this week is finally drawing to a close.  I’m exhausted, but very happy that two of my works have already sold, prior to the show’s opening.

On a personal note, I have learned a great deal during this week of painting, laborious as it has been.  Thanks to Robert Henri and Paul Cezanne, I have been focusing on some compositional matters, and feel that I am having some breakthroughs.  I am excited to see where this is going to lead.  Painting is such a joy when I feel that I am actually going somewhere with these efforts instead of repeating myself.  More on that later.

Thanks for reading.

I paint in order to remember.

I journal because I feel that I am alone.

I blog to remind myself that I am not alone.


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13 Responses to “Wish Me Luck, This Weekend!”

  1. trikatykid Says:

    You, my blogging friend, are VERY talented!!!


  2. lifeofawillow Says:

    Good luck! You are greatly appreciated.


  3. BJR Says:

    Wishing you good luck….and hoping you were rested to start with! The paintings look wonderful…always showing a slice of life. I’ve enjoy seeing what you’ve done and I’m looking forward to the new work and thoughts that are coming.


  4. djdfr Says:

    Wishing you all the best.


  5. Xraypics Says:

    Best of luck, I hope you sell well, you deserve to. Tony


  6. Deanna Tennent Masterson Says:

    I’m rooting for you! Your work is lovely & honest.


    • davidtripp Says:

      Thank you for saying that. I’ve always loved Hemingway’s notion of devoting an entire morning to writing one true sentence. I always hope I can crank out one true painting after all the effort is done.


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