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And now for the finer brushes...

You know, oftentimes we start out with a rough sketch in our heads - a vague notion - and if we bother to take repetitive passes at it, we hone it and make it better and it starts to come together. Not just about painting or drawing, but anything in life.

Persistence will hardly ever bring failure. A friend of mine has a favorite quote that goes something like: It's not success or failure that defines us, but the effort. It's all about the journey. Which is why we shouldn't be afraid to just stick our feet into whatever it is that we wish to do.


Read the whole story of "Red Pepper and Onion"
Tags: painting | watercolor
by Brett Rogers, 3/13/2005 12:52:52 PM


Love it! Especially the onions...I can almost smell that red pepper. Mmmm...



Posted by The Artful Blogger, 3/13/2005 8:34:09 PM

Persistance might not bring you failure, but it can bring you a restaining order!



Posted by Stefanie, 3/13/2005 11:04:58 PM

lmao, Stefanie.



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 3/14/2005 8:29:51 PM

Did you do this? It's wonderful. I love the vibrant red of the pepper.

Simple, but I honestly just love this painting.



Posted by meritt, 3/17/2005 3:31:39 PM

Thanks, Meritt. I'll probably finish it this weekend, so stop back to see the final version!



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 3/17/2005 3:45:30 PM

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