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A Place Within”, Mixed Media On Canvas, 48”x 36” (OK, now I am getting serious. Starting some larger scale figurative abstracts. This is the first finished painting. Let me know what you think.) © 2017 David Limrite

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
E.E. cummings

Measure By Attempt

Do not measure your artistic life by your successes or failures. Do not measure your creativity by your good or bad paintings.

Measure your success by your attempts, your effort and your involvement. Measure your artistic life by your ability to show up, begin and stay put.

Regardless of outcome!

Measure your creativity by your ever increasing confidence. By the amount of time you spend creating. By the satisfaction of how hard you work at your craft. By the fact that you are getting better and more skilled.

Regardless of outcome!

Measure your success by reminding yourself how great it feels to create. By how much you love the act of creating. By your ever increasing curiosity about what picture making can be. And, by your ability to play, explore and take risks.

Regardless of outcome!

The “attempt” and the “act of” are what is really important.




Acrylic: Washes vs. Glazes vs. Opaque

United Methodist Church | The Wesley Room | 1515 Fredericks Street | San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 7pm | All are Welcome

Join me as I work with acrylic paint on paper to create an original abstract expressionist figurative painting. The focus will be on using washes, glazes and opaque paint so that they peacefully coexist in the same painting. I will also discuss process, the journey, and trusting your intuition in this live demonstration hosted by the Central Coast Watercolor Society.

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