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Less Is More

May 17, 2022

Long ago when my partner in crime Terry Nelson and I shared a painting studio, we would toss pithy aphorisms back and forth as we worked on paintings. At least WE thought the aphorisms were pithy!

Some, like, “think it, do it,” became mantras that spurred continued frantic activity. Others, like, “less is more,” spurred, well, nothing. We knew knowing when to quit was critical. And we eventually got to be pretty good about taking our own advice!

My original intention for “July Sky, North Valley” was to paint a grove of aspen in front of this iconic barn that sits a few miles north of my studio in Kalispell. But now I like it just as it is. Less is more? What do you think?



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