“The reality is that artists have a gigantic hand in injecting the beauty and vitality we all enjoy in present day life. I wrote an article about this very subject: the role of the artist in society and how their creative impact is broad and deep.
“Without the beauty continually brought into being by the many players in the various genres of art, this world would be a dull soulless place. My personal role and responsibility as an artist is to not only create beautiful work that uplifts others, but to also actively support my fellow artists.
“Art is my job, my life and my love, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
~Ana Livingston, Fine Artist
Yes! I finished and have a very happy client! Here is his testimonial:
“Thank you so much. I love the artwork! My sisters are jealous and want to ship you to Ohio to do their houses. Thanks again, it’s just what I imagined!” – S.M.
And the final panels:
Happiness like this is what makes my job so very worthwhile. 😀
I’m back! Here are two shots from today’s progress. The first is my scene every morning. I love it. 😀
The second is today’s image of panel #1. Still more work to do but it’s coming along!
I’ll be back at the walls tomorrow around my usual time of 6:30am; I’m getting excited as I can feel completion day coming soon. 😀 More tomorrow!
Today I hope we all take an extra moment and let the people we care about know how truly important they are to us; how they brighten our days and enrich our lives; how they make this journey called life so very worthwhile.
I’m wishing you all a wonderful day of love, admiration and respect as each of you are important to me. 🙂
Many see nothing ahead but a menacing storm.
What do you see?
I see a gentle road through dappled hills of green; a chance to fuse myself with the swirling clouds above; to catch the sweet scent of grass and trees.
I welcome the strong, cooling winds, the torrential rain about to fall, the lightning that will enliven me. Such serendipity to be here at just the right moment.
I don’t see danger ahead. I see life.
Copyright © 2009 Ana Livingston. All rights reserved.
“The people I consider successful are so because of how they handle their responsibilities to other people, how they approach the future, people who have a full sense of the value of their life and what they want to do with it.
“I call people successful not because they have money or their business is doing well but because, as human beings, they have a fully developed sense of being alive and engaged in a lifetime task of collaboration with other human beings — their mothers and fathers, their family, their friends, their loved ones, the friends who are dying, the friends who are being born.
“Success.. is all about being able to extend love to people… not in a big, capital letter sense but in the everyday. Little by little, task by task, gesture by gesture, word by word.”
-Actor, Ralph Fiennes
Good morning one and all! It’s October! And that means for me, here on the Suncoast of Florida, that tolerable weather is almost upon us! 😉
Beautiful Autumn is on its way!
I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend and speak to you soon!
Fine Artist & Muralist
Here’s the third piece in my charcoal on paper series entitled “Shells”:
Added some details on the mural today as well as cleaned up a few areas. Had a rain storm “come out of the blue” towards the end of my day, which meant the newly-painted areas ran.
Clearwater Mural by Artist, Ana Livingston. At Honka Automotive on Court Street.
This was a minor setback, but I waited out the storm and corrected the damage. I’ll be back on Thursday to be painting more details—it’s slow, gradual progress at this point. Still have several weeks left on site.
Good morning! Today is reserved for errands and figuring out (on paper) the last remaining details of the mural. I’ll be back on site tomorrow morning, and will be sure to let you know my progress. I appreciate your interest!