Art of Betty J. Billups
Glacier Nat'l Park
Plein Air Painting
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PLEIN AIR PAINTING, GLACIER NAT'L PARK, MONTANA
January 31, 2006
Hello! I just have to say that your art speaks strongly to me.
I love your direct approach and wonderful composition.
I've seen your name on the CAC roster but just discovered your work today.
You inspire me to paint! Thanks, John
PS: I went to Chouinard and Art Center in the late 50's,
early 60's and my how time flies!
Hello John...thank you for the note...
gosh, we almost were there at the same time...
the Art Center in L.A. Well, almost, like 10 years later....yup, you are right,
time really flies!!! Kind of spooky! I was blessed to have the instructors I did
...sometime after graduation, in '72, they moved the school to Pasadena...
no where near the same school! I had the best of the last!
(Excluding Dan McCaw, but then I studied with him in the 80s! whew!)
Keeping with the
spirit of things
the following is also shared with you!
Also, I never list
another artist's web site, but I am making an
"TO THY OWN SELF BE TRUE"...
should be the basis of painting from
(which has always been my philosophy,
more important than any sales, or any approval!)
to understand this, a friend of mine, Tom Clements,
has shared a great deal from his
if you care to read some
of his thoughts on the soul of painting,
please visit his web
Tom Clements Website