November Art and Quote

It’s been a very busy weekend so I will keep this post easy for me and hopefully inspiring for you.  Enjoy!


“Landscape–Cambridge, England” acrylic by LR

One of my past phases of art, landscapes came from peaceful energy.

Now to the power of stick-to-it-ness, here’s a quote by Hokusai Katsushika.

“I have drawn things since I was 6.  All that I made before the age of 65 is not worth counting.  At 73 I began to understand the true construction of animals, plants, trees, birds, fishes, and insects.  At 90 I will enter into the secret of things.  At 110, everything–every dot, every dash– will live.  To all of you who are going to live as long as I do, I promise to keep my word.  I am writing this in my old age.  I used to call myself Hokusai, but today I sign myself ‘The Old Man Mad About Drawings’.”  ~Hukusai Katsushika

About Wings of Wonder

Linda Ruddy is a creative with a diverse range of interests in writing and painting. She currently is revising a middle grade novel, and author and illustrating a picture story book. She is an active member of SCBWI, Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators. Linda has a body of paintings, which form the foundation of her artistic development. This work can be viewed on her website: Her recent illustrations are an outgrowth of the style she developed in these paintings. Another passion is sculpture. Linda often uses her figures as models for her art. Linda's blog is eclectic and journeys wherever her muse guides her attention. Her blog address is: Following the muse, Linda Ruddy
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14 Responses to November Art and Quote

  1. Your painting really does portray ‘peaceful energy’. It’s the representation of the perfect afternoon. 🙂

  2. Wenona says:

    What a beautiful painting, Linda, and the quote reminds me of the wisdom of aging. We need to remind ourselves about that! Thanks!

  3. robin says:

    I wish I could be on that boat in that tranquil setting! Gorgeous painting and the quote fits your passion as an artist, Linda.

    • There is something very inviting in this setting…..feel the warm sunshine, touch the cool water and smell the fragrant flowers hanging over the ledge…….


  4. Kate Kresse says:

    Linda—that is a lovely painting, and just the respite I need on this sleepless night.

  5. Such a lovely piece of art. You are so talented! 🙂

  6. Cindy says:

    Hi Linda,
    Love that painting!! I’m always uplifted by your talent.

  7. tbnranch says:

    OMG, I’m just amazed…. how lovely!

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