All artists have their influences. One of mine is Joan Miró. Who are your influences? Here’s my painting for today in my year-long painting a day series: “Four happy trees and one vaguely annoyed one.” And here’s one from the master, Miró. Carolineallen.com.
The process of going from a journalist in newsrooms to a novelist and visual artist has been all about getting out of the intellect and getting into the soul. It’s been about letting go of control. That is the goal of the painting a day series. Today’s is called “Come on baby light my fire”… Continue reading Outside the Lines, September 16, 2016
“The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.” — John Stuart Mill One painting a day for one year, CarolineAllen.com.
What does doing a painting a day have to do with being a novelist and a book coach? Everything. It’s all about getting out of the mind and into the soul. It’s about letting go of control and letting the heart and spirit speak. It’s about silencing the inner critic and going for it and getting… Continue reading Outside the Lines, September 13, 2016
“In Memoriam.” carolineallen.com
Some days, you’d rather do anything than have to painting a painting. You’d rather clean out the refrigerator or scrub the toilets or stick your hand into the garbage disposal. Nine months of painting every single day and you’re TIIIIIIIRED. But still you must paint. This one is entitled: “If I Go to Church on… Continue reading Outside the Lines, September 10, 2016