Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Compromise is for the Ordinary

Mike Kowalski stopped by to paint the fall colors at the ranch.  He's been on the road painting at Mazama, Wa., with the Plein Air Painters of Washington and then on to N. Idaho.  A figurative painter he has an eye for subject matter and is a masterful watercolorists.  Mike has won many awards for his painting, recently winning best of show and best historical painting at the world's finest plein air event in Hood River, Oregon, not to mention being accepted into the Oil Painters of America show in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  I don't mind sharing landscapes with the guy, he's the genuine thing and an all around good guy. 

We talk art and life into the wee hours of the morning.  We're both working on a new body of work that we hope to find a venue for next year.  I'm hoping to we BIG watercolors from Kowalski. 30x40 or bigger.  He's got the chops.  Whatever he does it will be exciting to see his new stuff.
Our styles are dyametrically different but we share the same muse.  We agree that life is to short to dwell upon the mundane.  Fortunately the 'muse' mandates her lovers pursue the substance of life.  Compromise is for the ordinary.


Blogger Cathleen Rehfeld said...

like your post!

8:46 AM  
Blogger Michael Orwick, Orwick Arts said...

What a beautiful spot to paint.
Hope to get the chance to paint with both of you again next year.

10:46 AM  

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