The other night, a very elegant and venerable man that I met told me that I was a beautiful woman! Those words certainly put a smile on my face, and definitely gave me a loving compliment that I have been thanking God for all day long -- it must be those raw almonds that I am eating.
When you look at everything and everybody with loving eyes, you do see the beauty. When you are painting or see someone else’s painting, use your loving eyes -- see the beauty!
Our world is full of criticism -- we don’t need any more -- wouldn’t it just be so much better to give compliments to yourself and others. Step back from your painting, take a break and look at your work with those loving eyes, and the parts that do not work or need a little help will show up for you.
It feels so great to receive compliments -- Give yours freely, and watch the smiles that you receive in return.
"Beach Day" (study) 12 x 12 Oil on Canvas