Archive for December, 2019

Big Boy watercolor now at Sons of Hermann Hall

December 7, 2019

Finally, I’ve framed my newest watercolor in a 16 x 20″ frame and have it hanging in my booth at the Randy Brodnax & Friends Christmas Show. I’ll be here till 6 today and Sunday 10-5:00. Would love for you to stop by!

Randy Brodnax & Friends Christmas Show Pleasures

December 7, 2019

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My Art Booth in the Bowling Alley of Sons of Herman Hall

Pleasures abound this Saturday morning in the Sons of Hermann Hall in the Deep Ellum  district of Dallas, Texas. The weather outside is gorgeous and the friends have been streaming through my booth all morning. I wish I could visit with them for weeks! Some of them I haven’t seen in a year.

The conversations have already filled my imagination with new ideas for painting, so, as soon as I get out of here, I should return to making art. I want to say Thank You to all of you who have been so encouraging during this 2019 run. I’m happy that my new website, davidtrippart.com, is already getting attention and patrons are reaching out to me. Soon, I’ll have the online store set up so anyone can buy online instead of trying to contact me by phone or email.

If you have time to come out and see me, I’ll be here Saturday till 6:00 and Sunday 10-5:00. We are located at 3414 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75226-1720.

Until next time then, thanks always for reading.

I make art in order to discover. 

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I journal when I feel alone.

I blog to remind myself I am not alone.

 

Relaxing Before the Christmas Festival

December 6, 2019

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Last Year’s Randy Brodnax & Friends Christmas Show

. . . success in your art depends almost entirely on your own industry; but the industry which I principally recommended, is not the industry of the hands, but of the mind.  As our art is not a divine gift, so neither is it a mechanical trade.

Sir Joshua Reynolds, Discourse 7. December 10, 1776

Late tonight, I’m blessed with this delicious moment in my room at The Redlands Hotel to settle into bed and read while awaiting sleep. The day has been a full one, packing and organizing my gear at home, then driving two hours to Palestine to select work from my gallery for  this weekend’s Randy Brodnax and Friends Christmas Show at the Sons of Hermann Hall in Dallas. This will be my third year to participate in this venue, and I am looking forward with gladness to reuniting with the artistic spirits there.

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Tonight I am reading a thought-provoking address from Sir Joshua Reynolds, founder and first president of the Royal Academy of Arts. During my years of teaching Advanced Placement Art History I thoroughly enjoyed discussing his contributions with my students, but only now am I getting around to reading his actual writings and public addresses. As for myself, I was a late bloomer when it came to appreciating scholarly study, but I’m glad the itch finally came. I love making art, and I love learning as a student of letters and philosophy the fresh ideas that drove many of the creative spirits whom we revere today.

This will be my last festival for 2019, and I’m hoping for a good time. For any of you readers who are in the Dallas area, I hope you will take the time to come visit us. The Sons of Hermann Hall is an amazing venue for an art festival. I am blessed to be a part of this tradition. We will be open 5-9 Friday, 10-6 Saturday, and 10-5 Sunday.

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Thanks for reading, and I hope you will check out my new website:

davidtrippart.com

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I make art in order to discover. 

I journal when I feel alone.

I blog to remind myself I am not alone.