Soothing the soul of others is a full time job for some artists.

Just think of that.

I have to admit, this is a new thought for me. But the reality is that all the hard work we artists put in…the hours of concept planning, sketching, color tests, practicing just the right strokes, inventing new marks, expanding the source imagery, putting layer after layer on the panel to get just the right tonal movement, and the many moments of just plain thinking about how to make art, produces something that will (hopefully) sooth the soul of someone who decides to live forever with some industrial grade paint smudged on a hunk of wood.

It is a humbling occupation in all ways.

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