I give thanks for the people and things that make art possible. Sometimes it’s the wind in the trees that makes you want to paint the leaves:
Sometimes it’s the patterns in the karst mountains of China that remind you of dragons:
And sometimes it’s a person, who exposes you to something beautiful:
Dick Blick created a “Giving Thanks Art Contest” recently asking for art depicting something you are thankful for. I submitted Sueño del Mar, thankful for the friend who introduced me to the lovely b-n-b on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and the birds of paradise flowers and palm trees that suddenly looked like fish among the seaweed to me. I called it Sueño del Mar after the name of the b-n-b. Artists are always thankful for inspiration and its myriad sources.